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We take to the skies to raise money on behalf nominated charities


The sky really was the limit for our IT Team Leader Andy Goody this weekend when he took to the skies to complete a 12,000ft skydive.  Not only did Andy tick this experience off his bucket list, he also used the opportunity to start to raise money on behalf of CaseWare’s three charities; Guide Dogs, Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance and Macmillan Cancer Support.

 But it took a lot for Andy to prepare for the skydive. Returning from a holiday a few weeks before the skydive and with a weight limit to meet, Andy had his work cut out for him.

Here Andy shares his experience with us:

"Taking part in a skydive has been a lifelong dream of mine. So, when back in July I had the opportunity to purchase a skydive experience, I jumped straight at the chance and booked the date – Saturday 24th September 2016."



"My thoughts quickly turned to the fact that many people do this type of activity for a charity, and what a wonderful way for me to offer to do this for CaseWare’s nominated charities.

My first challenge however was to meet the jump weight limit of 14 and a half stone – fully clothed! Only two weeks before the skydive I weighed in at 15st 10lb and began to worry that I would not be able to achieve the desired weight. But my thoughts quickly turned to why I was doing this, not only for my own achievement, but to help raise money for our worthy charities. So I embarked on a very strict detox to prepare.

When the day arrived I was pleased to have reached a weight of 14st 4lb meaning there was no turning back.  Heading up in the plane I felt excited - it was a bit of a whirlwind so I didn’t really have time to get nervous.  Once up, the only way down was out of the plane door. I have to say it was the most exhilarating experience of my life. One I would definitely do again!"

See Andy taking to the clouds in this short video of his experience: