London City Airport staff jump from plane a mile up—and net £5,000
PUBLISHED: 06:00 18 October 2012 | UPDATED: 08:16 22 October 2012
Daredevil employees from London City Airport went the extra mile for charity—so to speak—with a sky dive a mile above the earth.
They completed a charity parachute jump to raise £5,300 for the Richard House Children’s Hospice at Beckton in east London, jumping out of an aeroplane in flight.
A group of 15 staff from the airport made the jump over Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent, organised by their airside safety coordinator Annabelle Thorpe who took the plunge herself.
The hospice needs £1.7 million from voluntary income to stay open each year. City Airport has been supporting it for 15 years.