For Dave Hyatt the appeal of taking part in a Noah’s Ark skydive was all about experiencing, “the feeling of flying through the air with the wind blowing out the cobwebs.”
Dave (pictured middle), a site operations manager at Sainbury’s Elstree depot, explained: “Noah’s Ark is our depot charity of the year, and we have done a lot of work to raise money over the past nine months. The skydiving event was discussed in the office, and I thought it might be a bit of fun that would raised money for a good cause. It seems to have come to life from there!”
Dave hasn’t attempted anything like this before but he’s looking forward to, “flying through the air at 120 mph, with the ground a long way away off … landing, is my only area of concern!” He will be joined by his namesakes from the depot; Dave Brooker (pictured left) and Dave Golder.
HGV driver trainer, Dave Golder from Welwyn Garden City, is also new to skydiving, although he has completed three bungee jumps.“It’s something I have always wanted to do,” he said. “And the money is going towards a good cause.” Meanwhile Dave Brooker, a transport manager from Borehamwood is just looking forward to the pure adrenaline rush – and has no worries about the event whatsoever!
So far they have raised £600, including £250 on their Just Giving page, but their target is to reach more than £1,500.
The skydive will take place on 27 May 2017 at Hinton-on-Hedges Airfield, Brackley, Northamptonshire. We no longer have places for this skydive but will be lining up further dates in the future, please contact our events team to find out more.
By signing up for the skydive you become a member of TEAM Noah which brings you a dedicated member of staff to help you reach your fundraising target and our fundraising toolkit!
To find out more about other Noah’s Ark challenges, visit our events page.