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Dhuha & Jade Sky Dive for a Pump for Pump Aid

Posted on: October 14, 2016

It’s been a very busy summer for Pump Aid, with lots of events and campaigns, however we wanted to take a moment to talk about one such event which was particularly special.

During the summer Dhuha & Jade skydived in the sky’s above Nottingham to raise money for Pump Aid’s work. Together they raised an astonishing £1,890.67 which will support our main Pump building project in Malawi.

We reached out to Dhuha following her jump and asked for her feelings during what we can all imagine was a pretty exciting day.

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This is what she had to say…

-What was your personal experience from the day?

 Building up to the skydive was very nerve wrecking (just the thought of flinging myself out of a plane made me shudder) but I was very excited.

When the time came to jump, me and my instructor were shuffled towards the door and then it hit me that this was it. This was the moment that the last few months had been building up to – reading my prayers and attempting to scream WATER FOR AFRICA suddenly we were free falling at around 120 mph. To say that this is one of the best things I have ever done is an understatement!! Roll on Well number 3.

-Why did you choose to support Pump Aid?

The idea that I would be providing a small village with genuinely the most important necessity filled me up with warmth. Not only did I know that I would be providing water to drink and to grow crops with but this enabled children to go to school and saved hours for families. It may be a small village in a very big country but every little helps!! 

-The best bits of the fundraising 

The samosa sale, the movie night and a SUMO WRESTLING competition have to be the best things. However, it couldn’t have been done without the support of my family – especially my father. The generosity in me has stemmed from watching my father selflessly giving and donating to people in need since childhood – and I admire and thank him for it. 

Everyone at Pump Aid would like to congratulate Dhuha and Jade on their sensational achievement and wish them all the best.

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If you’re interested in taking skydiving for Pump Aid email fundraising@pumpaid.org or visit our events page for more information and upcoming events.