Soaring great heights for charity

Satnam Singh taking part in a 15,000ft skydive.
Satnam Singh taking part in a 15,000ft skydive.

A man braved his fear of heights when he took part in the UK’s highest skydive to raise money for charity.

Satnam Singh took the plunge in a 15,000ft skydive and raised more than £3,000 for the Huddersfield-based Kirkwood Hospice.
The hospice looked after Satnam’s auntie last year and he wanted to do something to recognise the care she received there.

Satnam, the postmaster at the Hebden Bridge Post Office, travelled to the Hibaldstow air base in Lincolnshire to complete the skydive challenge.

Satnam, 39, said: “I was really nervous before doing it - when I looked down, the Humber Bridge below us only looked about three-inches long.

“I was quite relieved when I landed and that I’d got down in one piece.”

The skydive, which took place on November 9 was a tandem jump and involved a one minute free fall.

“I’m scared of heights, so it did feel like an achievement and felt like something good to do to help those in their hour of need,” Satnam added.

“I’d really like to thank everyone who supported me.”

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