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DOUBLE DIVE: Kings Langley residents brave new heights to support hospice charity 

 Published on: 23rd April 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two Kings Langley residents recently took to the skies in aid of a local charity to complete their long awaited skydive.

Lucia Pamment and Phil Mullen both took part in a skydive on Sunday, April 19 to support the Hospice of St Francis.

Their jump was a long time coming after it was rescheduled five times due to the pandemic and once due to adverse weather conditions.

Lucia said that in the end on the day she wasn’t nervous and focussed on taking in the incredible experience.

She said: “I wasn’t nervous when it came to it because it was such an amazing experience.

“I booked it in November 2019 and it was scheduled for the following March but that’s when COVID hit and then it was like a distant hope.

“It almost felt like it was meant to be on the day as it was sunny, it was the perfect day.”

Phil who volunteers in the Hospice of St Francis shop in the village said he wanted to do something big after volunteering for several years.

He said: “I saw on a volunteers bulletin in January last year that there was a skydive and I just thought lets go for and I signed up on the spot.

“I kept waiting and thinking something is going to happen and I’m going to lose it because I’m way too relaxed but even on the plane as we were ascending I felt fine.

“It just wasn’t on my mind, I was just enjoying it and the view was incredible.”

Together Lucia and Phil raised over £2,000 for the Hospice of St Francis.

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