On 6th June, Katrin Skyrme from Bristol conquered her fear of heights and took on the highest tandem skydive available in the UK to raise money for The Cure Parkinson's Trust (CPT). The drop is a breath-taking 15,000 feet, which equates to almost three miles in altitude.

The skydive took place over the Wiltshire countryside, setting off from Salisbury. Katrin said:

“During the ascent, my heart was truly pounding and I had to remind myself as to exactly why I was doing this jump.  The worst part was being held over the lip of the entrance at 15K feet. I did not look down and the next moment we rolled out into freefall. Falling at 125mph for 60 seconds was scary, but exhilarating, and it really did take my breath away! After the latter, the chute was deployed and we were just floating. The vista was beautiful. We did some spinning tricks which was crazy mad, but such fun. All too soon after six minutes, we landed. I had such an adrenaline rush and wanted to do it again, believe it or not.

I have a fear of heights but that is nothing in comparison to the fear that comes with being diagnosed with this condition. I feel so pleased, that so many have generously donated; currently the total including gift aid is over £800!”

CPT would like to say a huge thank you to Katrin for completing this incredible challenge and raising such a fantastic amount.

Take a look at Katrin's experience! Thanks to GoSkydive for the footage and photos. 

If you are feeling inspired by Katrin's story, take a look at our skydiving page or contact Julia for more information and ideas.