Worksop charity reaches new heights with skydive

Free falling to the ground at 110mph has helped a charity which helps the homeless raise hundreds of pounds.

Emma Longmore from Hope Community Services tackled her fear of heights and took part in a tandem skydive to celebrate the charities 20th anniversary.

She said: “The 15 minute fly up there was the worst. Your mind goes into overdrive, and all you do is look out of the window and think wow this is so high!”

Hope is based in Worksop and the organisation’s aim is to promote social inclusion, tackle disadvantage, homelessness and its causes, by providing help, advice and support for those in need.

Emma did the sky dive early on Thursday, January 21.

“You’re free falling for about 50 seconds, going at around 110mph,” she said, “It is beyond freezing up there and the wind is insane.

“You literally cannot breathe - it’s terrifying. I am really glad that I have done it though, and managed to raise a great amount of money for an amazing charity.”

Emma has so far managed to raise £295.00 in donations, with £40.00 in Gift Aid.

To donate click here or text EMSD48 £5.00 to 70070.