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?
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.
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