ACS staff skydive and raise £9,000 for charity

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Eleven Air Charter Service employees raised almost £9,000 by skydiving for children’s charity Momentum.

The charity supports families with children facing cancer or other life-challenging conditions across South West London, Surrey and West Sussex.

Glenn Phillips, PR and advertising manager at ACS, who was one of the brave 11 employees says that while they were apprehensive, they knew it was for a worthy cause.

They used a Cessna Super Cargomaster, the freighter version of the 208 Caravan for the skydive, and jumped from 10,000 feet.

Phillips says: “From inside the aircraft you could see out over the landscape, but there was no time to take in the view as you were shuffled to the edge of the cargo door – this was the scariest part!”

He adds: “But, once falling, it was incredible – hurtling at more than 120 mph towards the ground was an experience I will never forget! After around half a minute my instructor pulled the cord and the parachute opened. Then we glided down and I finally had the chance to take in the beautiful Wiltshire scenery.”

Nicola O’Donnell, corporate fundraising manager for Momentum says: “The ACS team’s fundraising is amazing, I cannot thank them all enough! They have made a huge difference to families who have a child with cancer or life limiting illness.”

ACS have released a video of the dive, click here to view.