RAG take to the sky in charity skydive

The University of Lincoln Raise and Give (RAG) society will complete a charity skydive on Sunday, March 20th. This is the second time the society has taken to the skies to raise money for their chosen causes.

Members from the society will travel to Hibaldstow Airfield in Brigg North Lincolnshire to take part in the early morning sky dive.


Lincoln RAG are doing a Sky Dive Photo:Lincoln RAG

Each skydiver has chosen their own individual charity to fund raise for and Jessie Bode, a second year psychology and clinical psychology student, spoke about her efforts to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

“I’m raising money for Action Duchenne as my 16-year-old brother suffers from the terminal illness Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, raising money for that charity is very important to me and being able to do so by participating in a skydive is something I’ve wanted to do for years.”

But, sky diving can be a daunting experience for many and Bode spoke about any possible nerves she may have on the day: “I’m more apprehensive and excited than scared, but I know that waiting to jump out of the plane will be a terrifying feeling but I’m so excited to finally do it!”

Phil Krstic, community action and fundraising officer for the Students’ Union commented on the efforts of the participants: “I think the people taking part in the sky dives are extremely brave. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity. These students are going to leave university having had some of the greatest experiences of their lives, the sky dive hopefully being one of them.”

To follow the societies efforts and to track their fundraising progess search “Lincoln RAG” on Facebook.

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