Super Sally’s skydive

A fearless fundraiser has helped a domestic abuse charity in its 50th year by braving a 14,000ft skydive.

Sally Bromley (pictured in action), Partnerships Manager at Paycare, has raised more than £1,000 for The Haven Wolverhampton by taking part in their anniversary skydive celebration.

After taking the plunge, Sally – who lives in Shropshire – said it was something she’d always wanted to do, and she was thrilled to have been able to support a much-needed charity while also ticking off a ‘bucket list’ experience.

“Sadly, two women a week in the UK are killed by a current or former partner, amounting to 104 women every year,” she explained.

“The Haven Wolverhampton receives about 1,000 calls to their emergency helpline every month, with each call costing the charity £2. That’s why fundraising is so vital, to help women take that first brave step away from abuse, knowing that call will be answered and that they’re not alone.

“It’s sad that domestic abuse still happens and we still need a charity whose mission is to provide support for women and children going through this trauma – but I hope the skydive has helped raise more awareness for The Haven alongside crucial funds.

“It was an amazing day – I was so excited and the team at the airfield including my instructor Kayleigh were fantastic. It was a surreal experience; the first half is the free fall, which is like being in a tumble drier and a complete adrenaline overload! Once the parachute is out, it’s just serene and mesmerising. You go from free falling at 120 mph for 50 seconds to 20 mph for the final 6,000 feet!”

The charity’s Fundraising Manager Jade Secker said: ““We were absolutely thrilled to have Sally as part of the team for The Haven’s Jump 50 Skydive challenge. The event was held to mark our 50th anniversary as an organisation and so we set out to find 50 brave skydivers to join us, one to represent each year of The Haven’s support.

“Of course it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t have a Paycare representative in the team as they have been such a wonderful and important part in our journey as a charity. And who would be more fitting than Sally?! She did absolutely amazingly and brought so much energy to the day.

“Taking on a skydive at 14,000ft is an immense challenge and Sally should be so super proud of what she has achieved; all whilst doing something amazing for The Haven at the same time. We are so grateful to everyone who has sponsored her and helped her raise such an amazing total which will help so many vulnerable women and children fleeing abuse. Thank you as always to Sally and to the Paycare team for their ongoing commitment and support of the work we do at The Haven”

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