Domestic abuse charity’s call for skydive volunteers

Leeway skydive 2016. Photo: Leeway

Leeway skydive 2016. Photo: Leeway - Credit: Leeway

Norwich-based domestic abuse charity Leeway will hold a death-defying skydive to raise much-needed funds to continue their work.

Leeway skydive 2016. Photo: Leeway

Leeway skydive 2016. Photo: Leeway - Credit: Leeway

It follows a similar event last year when 22 people jumped from a plane at 13,000ft to fundraise for the cause.

And the group aims to build on that success and are calling on people to take on the challenge in 2017.

If you're willing and brave enough to take the leap you'll be accompanied by an experienced instructor and will be able to take in the wonderful views of the Norfolk and Suffolk countryside on your way down.

And local law firm, Clapham and Collinge are once again taking up the challenge, having raised nearly £2000 for Leeway last year. They will be joined by teachers from Sparkhawk Infant and Nursery School.

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Louis Hilldrup-Boorman, of Clapham and Collinge, jumped last year and said: 'The experience was breath-taking, truly exhilarating. I have never felt an adrenaline rush quite like it.

'Leeway is a charity close to my heart and offers a specialised, confidential service to our community. I think it's incredibly important to support the delivery of these vital services.'

MORE: Warning that domestic violence can rise after Christmas, as charity aims to support more victimsThe charity supported over 8,000 people suffering from domestic abuse in 2015/16 and the money raised from the skydive will help Leeway to meet increasing demand for its services.

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Mandy Proctor, CEO of Leeway: 'It is fantastic to have the continued support of Clapham and Collinge as well. Last year, they helped us to raise an incredible amount of money and we are hoping to build on that this year. It is also great to have a local school supporting us too, sending out a strong message against domestic abuse.'

• The jump will be held on March 19, at Beccles Airfield. To join the team of jumpers, visit or call 01502 476131. It costs a £50 deposit to secure your place – but if you raise at least £300 of sponsorship you will get your skydive for free.

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