Christine completes skydive challenge

Christine Bunting jumping out of a plane

Christine Bunting jumping out of a plane

On 13th June, Christine Bunting of Hyphen Law did a sky dive in order to raise money for Cerebra.

Christine and Hyphen Law have been kind enough to help us in the past and when Corporate Development Officer Gareth Owens suggested that Christine throw herself out of a plane for us, she jumped at the chance!

“I had trained to jump solo many years ago but never managed it, being sabotaged by poor weather. What could be easier than diving with an experienced instructor who would be doing all the work?” Christine told us.

On the day of the jump, low cloud threatened to force the skydivers to postpone but it soon cleared to reveal a bright, clear day and perfect jumping conditions.

Christine gave us her own account of the whole experience: “Nothing quite prepares you for that initial tumble through the hatch or the buffeting of the wind. The experience quickly became one of the most truly exhilarating of my life.

My tandem diver for the day was the reassuringly solid and encouraging Sgt Mark Scobie of the Red Devils who looked after me fantastically well, even taking time to point out views of interest on the way down!  I suppose that when you have jumped over 8,000 times things do take on a slightly different perspective! Once the parachute deployed things became a little quieter and a little slower but not slow enough because before I knew it all was over and after a surprisingly gracefully landing I had returned to terra firma.

Would I do it again? You bet I would and for Cerebra.  Thank you to Go SkyDive and Mark for looking after me and for Gareth for suggesting it.”

Christine has so far raised an incredible £2,880 for Cerebra and is still going! You can check her progress and donate through her Just Giving page. You can also watch a video of Christine’s jump here.

Everyone at Cerebra would like to say a huge thank you to Christine for all of her efforts and for being so willing to throw herself out of a plane to raise money for us!

If you think you have what it takes to join the elite Cerebra skydivers club or if you would just like to throw yourself out of a plane to raise money for us please contact Gareth Owens at garetho@cerebra.org.uk.