Brave Biggin Hill teenager rises – and falls! – to our Superhero Skydive challenge

 Rhiannon Hay

At just 17, Rhiannon Hay is the first and youngest of our valiant volunteers to take the 10,000 feet plunge for our Superhero Skydive challenge.

Rhiannon’s heroic achievement

By completing the jump at Maidstone airfield, Rhiannon raised over £400, an amazing amount which will help us continue teaching people the first aid skills they need to be the difference between life and death.

As a volunteer at our Biggin Hill unit, Rhiannon helps out at public events, ranging from local school fetes to big sporting occasions such as the London Marathon, where she gets to put her life saving skills into practice.

After the dive she said, ‘I saw it as a good way to challenge myself while raising money for a great cause that I’m very passionate about.’

It’s not too late to support Rhiannon’s heroic fundraising efforts. If you’d like to donate just go to Rhiannon’s fundraising page.

Join in the fun-raising

Now that Rhiannon has braved the plummet, we’re encouraging more people to follow in her footsteps (and flight path) and become superheroes too, by taking part in our latest fundraising events – the Superhero Skydive and September Superhero Stroll. Why superheroes? Because superheroes use their powers to save lives – and so can you, by fundraising to help us continue our life saving work.

If you fancy an exhilarating jump from at least 5,000 feet and a tandem freefall at 120 mph, then the Superhero Skydive is for you. For those who prefer to keep their fundraising feet firmly on the ground, the Superhero September Stroll is an entertaining event for people of all ages and abilities.

Superhero outfits are optional but dressing up is half the fun!

Giulia DeMatteis, our London Regional Fundraising Co-ordinator, says: ‘These are fun events in aid of our deadly serious mission to ensure that no-one dies unnecessarily due to a lack of first aid.’

To sign up for either Superhero challenge, please email us at events@sja.org or call us on 020 7324 4168.