Partner plans secret skydive

Liam James did a tandem skydive for the RVT PNL-151021-110948001
Liam James did a tandem skydive for the RVT PNL-151021-110948001

When Liam James woke up on a Sunday morning, he had no idea what lay store for him.

Behind his back, girlfirend Rachael Wheatley had arranged for him to do a charity skydive and only told him with less than an hour to go.

Suki Bains did a tandem skydive for the RVT PNL-151021-110929001

Suki Bains did a tandem skydive for the RVT PNL-151021-110929001

She secretly set up a Justgiving page which raised £300 for the Road Victims Trust (RVT), the charity that supports people affected by road death, across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

Rachael said she was inspired to “throw Liam out of a plane” on October 11, after meeting a RVT staff member.

RVT fundraising and event manager Jenny Hillam said: “On the morning of the jump Rachael woke Liam up at 8am and told him in less than an hour he would be taking to the skies to make a tandem skydive for the Trust.

“This where things could have gone wrong, but Liam had always wanted to do a skydive so embraced the challenge and enjoyed every second - so much so, he wanted to go back up and do it again.”

The same flight also saw mother-of-two Suki Bains, who works for EasyJet, jump having raised a whopping £1,181.21 for RVT in 10 days.

Jenny said: “Suki enjoyed the skydive so much, she could be heard for quite a distance screaming with delight. I think we can safely say she enjoyed the experience.”

To make a tandem skydive for the trust, contact Jennyh@rvtrust.co.uk, or 01234 843345