Peter Clark, Barrow resident, local Councillor and Mayor of North Lincs, has completed his skydive in support of his mayoral charity – When U Wish Upon a Star. In his own words….
After arriving and getting kitted up for my sky dive and setting off on the bus to the plane we were told the jump was off due to high winds. 45 minutes later we were told we were going to jump. After climbing to 15000 feet I inched myself to the open plane door strapped to my instructor, he made the push and we were airborne. It was certainly an exhilarating experience especially the free fall and when the parachute opened my instructor let me have control of it for a short while. After making a soft landing I was quite overwhelmed and emotional……..I had actually just done a tandem sky dive.
I would like to thank all those who sponsored me which resulted just over £3,000 being raised for my Mayor’s Charity ” When U Wish Upon A Star”. Although the skydive was out of my comfort zone the reason I did it was for my Mayor’s Charity which will make a special day come true for some sick and very sick children.
If anyone would still like to sponsor me it is not to late it can be done on my Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/peter-clark23 or contact me on 01469 532141.
The picture of Peter is courtesy of the Scunthorpe Telegraph.