Source: Northern Advocate
The Drop for Youth skydivers raised more than $10,000 between them for their jump from Skydive, Bay of Islands, on November 5.
It’s an annual fundraiser for the Graeme Dingle Foundation Far North, a youth development organisation.
Regional manager Tracy Walker said New Zealand is the best place in the world to be young. “Our tagline of empowering kids to overcome life’s obstacles is fitting for this fundraiser, where we ask people to overcome their fears while raising funds to keep the programme going.”
There were a few nervous looks and plenty of excitement as the 10 “droppers” prepared for their jumps. There were big smiles all around when they landed safely back on the ground. Tracy Walker thanked everyone who donated to the cause and specifically mentioned Imerys Ceramics, that donated the skydive to a student from Whangaroa College who is involved in the Foundation’s school programme.