The sky’s the limit! Trio take big leap

(l to r) Andy Travers, Emma Martin and Nikki Ford, from Hayling Island, who all did a skydive for the Meningitis Trust
(l to r) Andy Travers, Emma Martin and Nikki Ford, from Hayling Island, who all did a skydive for the Meningitis Trust
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THIS brave trio overcame their nerves to jump 10,000ft from a plane to help a meningitis charity.

Andy Travers, Emma Martin and Nikki Ford, pictured, all from Hayling Island, did the skydive at Old Sarum airfield in Salisbury.

The fundraising event was organised by islander Jill Stembridge, who is a supporter of the Meningitis Trust, also raising money through a music festival on Hayling Island called Lilyfest earlier this year.

Emma, the manager of The Barley Mow in Manor Road, Hayling, said: ‘It was amazing.

‘For a couple of days beforehand, I was a little frightened, but on the day it was the most amazing feeling in the world.

‘It was so well-organised.

‘You don’t really have time to worry about nerves.

‘My favourite moment was the freefall bit.

‘There’s a rush of adrenaline.’

Between them, they raised nearly £1,000 for the Meningitis Trust.

The trust is the UK’s primary provider of professional services and community-based support for people affected by meningitis.