Sara Ardrey raised a fantastic £1211.00 for Think Ahead, after wanting to give something back after being around the charity for over twelve years.  Sara decided to mark her 50th birthday by completing a 15,000ft sky dive.  

Sara's original plan, with a target of raising £1100.00 was to complete a 11,000ft sky dive on Saturday 18th February 2023 at Black Knights Sky diving Centre in Lancaster, however due to high winds this had to be rescheduled for Sunday 19th March 2023.

After stepping into the plane on Sunday 19th March 2023 and starting her journey towards the sky, Sara was notified that she would now be completing a 15,000ft sky dive instead!  Never a one to turn down a challenge Sara continued onwards and upwards to reach the required height.


Sara says "Not from 11,000ft but 15,000ft, nearly three miles higher! I could see the outline of the Isle of Man, 32 miles away.  What a brilliant experience I had, the weather was good to go for the sky dive, bright but chilly and as it came nearer to my time, I was getting more and more nervous.  I only found out I was going up to 15,000ft in the plane!"

"I paid for all this experience personally as a 50th birthday present to myself, so that all the money donated will go directly to Think Ahead Stroke without any deductions.  A big thank you to everyone who donated and helped me smash my target of £1100.00 and raise a grand total of £1211.00!

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Sara x