BLUE Managing Director, Alisdair Pettigrew and Research Executive, Catherine McMillan took on a challenge of a lifetime by jumping out of a plane from 12,500ft on 20th September to raise vital funds for Sailors’ Society.
The jump, from 12,500 feet that included a plummet of 8,000ft at a speed at 120mph, took place at Hinton Airfield, Northamptonshire.
Alisdair commented afterwards: “The parachute jump was most certainly one of the most exhilarating things I’ve ever done – I just want to do it again now!”
Catherine added: “The parachute jump was a massive challenge, especially as I am petrified of heights. However, the rewarding feeling from overcoming such fears for such a great charity is immense”
Alisdair and Catherine would like to thank everyone that has already sponsored them in aid of Sailors’ Society, thus far a staggering £1,700 has been raised.
The Sailors’ Society provides welfare support for merchant seafarers on board ships and in ports. They offer vital links to crews and their families caught up in desperate situations and make a real difference to the welfare of all those in peril at sea.