Plucky parachutists take to the skies

They came back down to earth with a bump and big smiles as they completed their jump for the Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough. All 26 of The Drop for Youth fundraisers successfully completed a parachute jump on Saturday. The team headed over to Able Tasman Skydive in Motueka for the big moment.

Blenheim’s Ernest Berry, the oldest to take the plunge at 91-years old, says he enjoyed the occasion–his second parachute jump to date. “There’s nothing too it really it’s like falling of a log,” he says.

While the final amount raised is still to be counted, the team look likely to have raised about $70,000.

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