Jumping out of a plane at 10,000ft with someone strapped to your back isn’t everyone’s idea of an enjoyable way to spend your spare time, however that’s exactly what four intrepid employees of Flowline Specialists have done for a very good cause.
As part of our continued fundraising for north-east charity Inspire, the quartet scaled new heights by completing tandem skydives with instructors from Glenrothes-based Skydive St Andrews on Saturday, 23 rd May. The thrill seeking team of Graeme Chalmers, Mark Croll, David Lawson and Martin Nimmo took on the adrenalin producing challenge over the Fife countryside.So far they have raised £1,550 for Inspire.
Speaking on behalf of the team, operations manager Graeme Chalmers said: “Incredible, is the best way to describe the experience.We were all probably a little nervous at the prospect of throwing ourselves out of a plane, but the buzz from the freefall was immense, and the sensation when the parachute was deployed put massive smiles on all our faces.It was a great thrill, and we’d all recommend doing a skydive to others.
“We’ve raised a good amount so far for Inspire, which is a really worthy cause.Over the course of our 18-month partnership we’re hoping to raise an awful lot more for the charity, so we’re already dreaming up the next challenge.”
Inspire supports individuals with learning difficulties and additional support needs, and aims to empower their life choices.The charity provides a range of services in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray, including residential care, supported accommodation, training for employment initiatives, social enterprises and respite care.
The group’s skydive was the latest fundraising challenge taken on by Flowline employees.Since November, staff have walked over hot coals, run a 10k and shed pounds in aid of Inspire.