She aims to raise cash for charity
British Olympic gold medallist Sarah Webb OBE is to undertake a sky dive at
Netheravon Army garrison in Wiltshire. The jump is to take place on the 26th
May and will be raising funds for her favourite charity, the Jubilee Sailing
Sarah, who is a vice patron of the JST is to jump with the British Army
Parachute display team, the Red Devils, and has pledged to raise at least
£1000 for the experience.
The Southampton based JST is a registered charity which owns and operates
two tall ships, Lord Nelson and Tenacious. Both ships are the only vessels of
their type in the world that have been specifically designed to enable both able
bodied and disabled crew to sail together as equals.
There are a variety of special facilities aboard which allow the mixed
ability crew, including wheelchair users, to play a full and active role in every
aspect of running a ship, from helming and setting sails to cleaning the ship,
known as ‘happy hour’.
Sarah is certainly in for a thrill of a lifetime as she experiences a 45
second freefall from 13,000ft, before a gentle 5 minute canopy ride back to the
landing area – all while attached to one of the Red Devil’s experienced tandem
Sarah said, “It takes a lot for me to jump out of a plane, but how could I
refuse when asked to do just this for one of my favourite charities, the
JST? Jumping with true pro’s like The Red Devils I feel I’m in good hands. Let’s
just hope my nerves hold on the day!”