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Exeter Rag Takes to the Skies

Exeter Rag Takes to the Skies

Last week, 9 daring members of RAG completed a skydive all in aid of MIND!

After 6 months of fundraising with RAG Challenges, RAG’s Skydivers finally took to the sky to complete their skydive on Wednesday 5th June 2019. Set with the challenge of fundraising £430 each for the Mental Health Charity Mind, our fundraisers surpassed this first challenge by raising over £4500 as a team! Next up, time to complete the 15,000 feet drop from a plane!

All 9 of our skydivers completed their 15,000 feet tandem skydive at Dunkeswell Airfield, including a 1-minute freefall (i.e. falling with no parachute!) followed by a 5 minute parachute descent before landing safely back on hard ground!

The money raised will go towards the activities of the Charity Mind, providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem in addition to campaigning to improve mental health services, awareness and promote understanding. This is a great amount for a fantastic cause! Well done to our Skydivers and the Exeter RAG challenges team for this amazing triumph!

 

 

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