Sunday 27 August 2023

Georgia's Wild Charity Skydive

Georgia Weekes at the Charity Skydive (photo by Danny Davies)

Widnes Wild club director Georgia Weekes took to the skies last week to make a parachute jump in aid of Halton Haven Hospice, which is the Wild’s chosen charity for the year.

The jump – organised with Skydive Northwest in Morecambe - had originally been planned for 12th August but had to be postponed due to adverse weather conditions.

Georgia explained how the idea came about:  “I have always wanted to do a skydive and when our chosen charity Halton Haven asked us if we would be interested in taking part, it felt like the perfect opportunity! It was great to be able to not only tick something off the bucket list, but more importantly, be able to help raise funds for an amazing cause.” 

She described how it felt up in the air: “I thought I would be really nervous when it got to me being almost ready to jump out, but I was OK in the plane. When it came to jumping out, I was the first one out and didn’t have much time to think about it! The free falling part was a crazy feeling and really difficult to explain, but the main thing I remember thinking about was that I thought my goggles were going to fly off!” 

“Once the parachute was pulled, it was so silent in the air and the views below of Morecambe Bay and Grange-over-Sands were magnificent. It’s such a surreal feeling!”  

Photo by Steve Nolan / Skydive Northwest

 And having now achieved her objective, Georgia said:  “I’m so pleased that I decided to take part and I’m really grateful to all those who have sponsored us to help in raising funds for Halton Haven, it’s such an important cause. As for Skydiving, I think it’s a bit addictive! I now really want to give it another go as I feel like I didn’t quite manage to take it all in!”

If anybody would like to support Georgia’s impressive feat in aid of Halton Haven Hospice, they can make a donation via the event’s Just Giving page at: