IT WAS a case of fourth time lucky for an intrepid team of skydivers from Llangadog who finally managed to complete their tandem skydives after three cancellations due to poor weather.
Llangadog Skydive Team, made up of local landlady Donna Byard of The Castle Llangadog, along with fellow adrenaline junkies, Emyr Williams, Paul Davies & Ian Yelland, were raising money for Brain Research Trust.
The awesome foursome leapt out of a plane over Swansea from 12,000ft and went into free fall at speeds in excess of 120mph for around 50 seconds before the instructor opened the parachute and they flew safely back to earth.
The team had a group of dedicated supporters who accompanied them to the airfield and watched as they completed their dives. The supporters were far more nervous than the team, who remained remarkably calm considering what they were about to do!
Ian said that one minute he was sitting on the edge of the plane with his heart racing, looking down at the ground miles below, then the next after falling forward into nothing, he was looking up at the underneath of the plane as it flew over.
All four were smiling from ear to ear, walking back to their supporters after completing the dive and were glad to have been able to do this, while raising money for a worthy cause.
The Brain Research Trust fund life changing research into neurological conditions, including; Alzheimer’s Disease, Brain Tumours, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Epilepsy, Motor Neurone Disease, Migraine, CJD, Brain Trauma and Spinal Cord Regeneration.
There are over 12,500,000 people in the UK living with a Brain Condition, that’s 1 in 5 of us. Someone is diagnosed with a brain condition every minute. 2,000,000 people are disabled by their neurological condition.
The team have received tremendous support from Llangadog community and family & friends, already raising over £2,500. Their fundraising will continue until the end of August, and the team hopes to reach the £3,000 mark
To make a donation, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Llangadog-Skydive-Team