Already cancelled once (caused by poor weather conditions), the determined founder of SNAP Holiday club for disabled children, stepped out from the comparative safety of a light aircraft at 14,500 feet and into the thin air of a clear blue sky. Securely harnessed to a professional skydiving instructor in tandem, Kirsty fell for almost a minute at 120mph before the parachute opened and all “became tranquil.” The plane took off at Cark airfield in Grange Over sands, near Flookburgh. Kirsty said, “I chose to do a Skydive because it was a huge challenge for me as I’m terrified of flying. Our children and their parents display strength and bravery everyday of their lives, so I thought I’d show some strength and bravery too and raise lots of money whilst I’m doing it. I am so proud of everyone that donated to Aiming Higher, a massive thank you to you all.”
She faced her fears and was able to raise over £700, well done Kirsty! So we now set a challenge, could you Skydive for charity? Could you beat her donation?
On March 3rd and 4th a team of cyclists, all members of F.I.S.C undertook a gruelling 100 mile cycling challenge to raise money for Aiming Higher. After months of training these 12 amateur cyclists basically encountered everything that Mother Nature could throw at them! Torrential rain and winds on the first day turned into sun and showers the following day. It was an eventful 48 hours that also included a locked knee, swollen knees, tendonitis and more but this didn’t prevent “Team Aiming Higher” reaching Harrogate Town FC in time for the match against AFC Fylde and along the way, raising £1,000 for Aiming Higher. Craig Wilson and his team also organised a quiz night and a rock music night recently to help raise even more money.