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A CALNE primary school teacher has raised over £600 for charity following a 10,000ft jump from a plane.

CN VH Charity jump1Victoria Handley,  who works at Holy Trinity CofE Academy in Calne, signed up to make the jump out of a plane in May - determined to raise money to support the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

She told us at the time:  "I’ve been meaning to do one for some time and finally plucked up the courage. It was on my 2022 bucket list so here we are!"

The charity jump took place this weekend at Old Sarum Airfield,  "I wasn't nervous at all which was surprising. The guys that did the jump with us were all super nice and really friendly." 

CN VH Charity jump2Victoria was the first out of the plane, freefalling for 30 seconds at 125mph from 10,000 feet, she told us: "The initial part, I really screamed and then after that, I soaked up the view."  When asked if she would do it again, Victoria replied: "Yes! I would have done it again straight away if I was given the chance.!"

 

 

Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s helicopter accommodates a pilot, two paramedics, a patient and a passenger, and carries a specialist kit so the crew can provide medical care which is all paid for by donations from the public. It costs about £11,000 a day to keep WAA flying and the charity aims to raise £4 million a year,

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There is still time to donate to this worthy cause by following this link to Victoria's fundraising page HERE

 

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