Two students have scaled two heights by diving out of a plane for children much less fortunate than themselves.
Ella Rose Holbrook (17) of Moulton Marsh and Georgia-Mae Bailey (16) are both alive and telling the tale of how they raised at least £1,600 for the charity Make-a-Wish Foundation UK after a 13,000ft tandem skydive together.
Georgia came up with the idea to help conquer her fear of heights and then invited her Spalding Grammar School friend Ella along for the ride.
Ella said: “Funnily enough, I wasn’t scared about it all and after we had the safety briefing, I felt completely safe.
“Our instructor was fantastic and really eased our nerves, but I still can’t believe that I did a skydive with Georgia.
“I’d honestly do it more often and I’d recommend for literally anybody to do it, especially for a charity that’s so worthwhile.”
I was just in awe of how amazing the whole experience was and my instructor was so kind in making me feel very safeGeorgia-Mae Bailey (16) of Spalding
The pair started their fundraising for Make-a-Wish and help the dreams of children and young people with life-threatening conditions come true about six-months ago.
Their next challenge together will be the St Barnabas 5k Colour Dash at the Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln, on May 14.
Georgia said: “The first words out of my mouth when I hit the ground after the skydive was ‘I did it’ and the smile didn’t leave my face the whole time.
“It felt so much higher than it was when we were looking out of the plane, but I’m so proud of myself because I didn’t even scream.
“When I left the aeroplane, I was just in awe of how amazing the whole experience was and my instructor was so kind in making me feel very safe.
“I’m officially over my fear of heights and it was honestly the best experience of my life.
“I hope to do it again some day and we appreciate everyone who helped us raise so much money for Make-a-Wish Foundation UK.”
Spalding Tulip Queen takes a dive with rugby girl for Make-a-Wish charity