Mayor's Charity Skydive

7 September 2022

iFLY Basingstoke is proud to have hosted the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Cllr Paul Miller and his wife, Sandra, for an Indoor Skydiving experience. A great time was had by the Mayor and the Mayoress. 

Of his experience, the Mayor said:

The Mayor and Mayoress were invited to a test flight session at the iFLY facility located in the Basingstoke Leisure Park. The whole experience was amazing and was conducted very professionally by all the staff and especially our instructor Harry. He took us through a thorough briefing session and then guided both of us through our flight experience in the vertical tunnel. It was truly exciting and something we will both remember for a long time.  

The daredevil mayor will take part in a charity skydive this 8th of October, and he visited iFLY to practice his form. The skydive is part of the Mayor’s 2022/2023 Charity Appeal to raise money for Tough Enough to Care and The Pink Place. 

  • Tough Enough to Care is a mental health charity that focuses on male dominated environments such as the military, construction trades and sports clubs with an aim to remove the stigma that surrounds the subject of mental health whilst making it an everyday conversation. 
  • The Pink Place, incorporating The Blue Space for men, provides free wellbeing services, complementary therapies, counselling, mindfulness sessions and support to adults affected by cancer, living in Basingstoke and the surrounding area, from initial diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond.

The charity skydive will be the adrenaline-fueled 77-year old’s first. As an ex-RAF pilot with over 400 hours of flight time under his belt, the Mayor is no stranger to the skies and is very much looking forward to experience the thrill of free-fall while supporting worthy local causes.

Do you want to contribute to these great organisations? Check out the Mayor’s Charity Appeal here to learn more and to donate.

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