May 27, 2021 Susie Richards

Charity Skydive!

Priti skydives for Parkinsons UK

Priti recently took to the skies to raise money for a charity very close to her heart – Parkinsons UK. It was something she had wanted to brave for many years and as her 50th birthday is this year she decided that now was as good a time as any! Priti brought the sunshine with her and had a fantastic experience.

“From start to finish, it was truly amazing. I was the only tandem in the plane, the other 12 or so people were all single jumpers. They were so encouraging asking me what made me do it and telling me I’ll enjoy it and even fist pumping. They were so lovely. On the plane my instructor Justin went through a few things….and then we jumped!!!! I can’t even begin to tell you what an awesome, exhilarating feeling it was. It took my breath away and I felt alive. Gaff  (the cameraman) was also fantastic and he took the most amazing shots and video. I remember Justin saying if I feel like I can’t breath just scream and shout! Well……I did just that. I must have deafened him. The free fall was just crazy, I felt so safe and didn’t have a care in the world. They’ve both been absolutely fantastic. And no words will truly express how it felt and am still feeling. Every time I watch the video and photos it still takes my breath away and makes me feel emotional. I’m still buzzing from the experience and I think I will be for a long time. I feel so proud to have done it and to raise a great amount for Parkinson’s UK at the same time gives me a great sense of achievement”

We are so happy to hear you had such a fantastic experience Priti and we hope to see you back at UK Parachuting again soon!

We have a large list of charities at UK Parachuting that we partner with so take a look and book one for yourself!