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Jumping for Georgie

Jumping for Georgie

Saturday 25 August 2018

Jumping for Georgie


The Smile for Georgie Foundation has arranged a sponsored tandem parachute jump for a group of hardy fundraisers today, in aid of the charity set up in memory of Georgie Le Prevost.

Miss Le Prevost died in a car accident with her boyfriend in July 2017.

Following her tragic death at the young age of just 25 her parents and sister wanted to do something positive in her memory.

The charity's website said the family were overwhelmed with the "immense public support and generosity of the Guernsey people" following a tandem parachute jump held last summer and the Smile for Georgie Foundation was created to "make a positive contribution to the Island in memory of Georgie."

Since the foundation was officially registered on the 31 January 2018 a number of events have been held to "(bring smiles) to the people of Guernsey through small acts of kindness." These have included organising a day trip to Herm for a group of children and donating flowers to a residential home. A number of fundraising events have been held incuding a pamper and prosecco evening and the sale of specially designed jewellery through Martin and Martin in the Arcade.

Baker Family on the boat smile for Georgie

Pictured: Children were treated to a trip to Herm by the Smile for Georgie Foundation 

The foundation's website said "those who knew Georgie will appreciate the positive contribution she made to life and the smile she had for everyone. The foundation intends to reflect her personality in all that is does and looks forward to receiving ongoing public support that will ensure its success."

To further its work, the latest fundraising event for the foundation is today's tandem parachute jump which will see a number of people leap from a plane above Guernsey before landing in fields at L'eree. They will probably be jumping out of the plane at around 10,000ft, two miles above the earth.

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They will be free falling for approximately 30 seconds after leaving the plane, reaching around 130mph before their instructor opens the parachute approximately halfway down, to give them a parachute ride of about six minutes before landing on the drop zone. 

It's being held in conjunction with Jersey Skydive. For more information head to the Smile for Georgie website here. 

 

 

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