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The Fundraising Team, Sands | 21 August 2019

Maria took on her Skydive to celebrate her daughter Laura's 27th birthday.

Here Maria tells us about her Skydive experience...

How and when did you become aware of Sands?

When I lost my daughter, Laura in 1988. Laura was stillborn.

What made you decide to fundraise for Sands?

I wanted to do something in memory of Laura and to celebrate her 27th birthday in a crazy way

Why did you choose a Skydive?

Always wanted to do a Skydive and it seemed like the ideal time and a crazy thing to do to raise money and awareness for Sands.

Did you enjoy the Skydive?

I absolutely loved it, it was one of the most amazing things I have ever done

What was your favourite part of the skydive?

The actual ‘falling’ from the plane, my tummy was doing somersaults, I did scream but it was such an amazing feeling, it felt like you was ‘flying’ and all you could see was the clouds, breath-taking really

How did you find the fundraising?

Fundraising went fantastically, felt really humbled by the kindness and generosity of so many, raised an amazing £1,946.36 for Sands

Would you do it again?

Yes definitely!

If you could say one thing to someone who was thinking of doing a Skydive for Sands, what would you say?

Go for it, it was so exciting and so amazing, the most wonderful feeling of ‘flying’ it was just incredible, I will never forget it.


Sign up for your Skydive this September! 

As Maria says - Go for it! You can find out more information and request a Skydive information pack by emailing Or you could sign up for your Skydive today by clicking here


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