Think Insurance’s star brokers, Adam Haste and Paige David have completed their incredible skydive to raise much needed money for The Midland’s Air Ambulance.
Adam and Paige’s breath-taking dive took them from 13,000ft to 5,000ft in 45 seconds, that’s the same length as a half marathon and it was done 80 times faster than Mo Farah’s winning effort in the Great North Run 2013.
Adam and Paige aimed to make £1,000 for the charity, and they brilliantly surpassed their target by making a whopping £1,200. The money is so important to the Midlands Air Ambulance who rely on donations like this to stay afloat, they receive no government backing or lottery funding, and it costs £6 million pounds to keep the charity operational. It was vital that Adam and Paige met the target.
Before the dive Adam was very nervous, he’s massively acrophobic and heights are something he really wants to avoid but Adam knew he should face his fear for a good cause. Adam who has luckily never needed the Midlands Air Ambulance’s assistance, but knows many of his biking peers who have said:
“That golden hour after an accident is so crucial, so to have such a fast response saves a number of lives that otherwise would be lost.”
When the big day came Adam and Paige’s dive was a real success, though Adam mentioned that the nerves he felt when ascending in the plane were near unbearable and standing on the precipice between the plane and the clouds was “a real heart in the mouth moment”. Once out of the plane and plummeting to their fate Adam seemed to relax a lot more saying, “The freefall was fantastic, I definitely recommend others to try it”.
Paige echoed Adam’s words and said, “The experience was incredible, I’m really happy about what we have achieved, I really hope this makes a difference to the Midlands Air Ambulance and their amazing charity.”
Adam and Paige would like to personally thank the Red Devils team who helped them achieve their goal and wish the Midlands Air Ambulance the best of luck with this year’s fundraising.
If you would like to donate to Adam and Paige’s Just Giving page and help further the good work of The Midlands Air Ambulance, please visit: