Indira takes part in sponsored skydive

Published on 26th April 2017 in Fundraising

A picture of Indira, the skydive coach, and Vista's Fundraiser after Indira's skydive.

A local woman has completed a skydive in aid of Vista, raising over £3,000 for local children and adults with sight loss.

Indira Joshi, 57, wanted to take on a challenge in memory of her Mother-in-law. Taking place on Tuesday 18 April, the skydive involved jumping out of a plane from 13,000 feet.

Indira said “Vista is a charity close to my heart. My Mother-in-law was severely sight impaired, and the charity were very supportive. I wanted to show my appreciation alongside the befriending and community support work that I do for Vista.”

"The skydive was one of the most exciting things I have ever done – the views were incredible, and it felt like I was flying through the air! I’m so relieved that I’ve done it, and I’m delighted to have raised money for such a good cause. I would like to thank my family, friends and everyone who supported me throughout my fundraising, I couldn't have raised such a fantastic amount without them.”

Becky Poole, Community and Corporate Fundraiser, said “It was a fantastic day, with sunny weather and a buzzing atmosphere. Congratulations and well done to Indira, the funds raised will make a real difference for local people with sight loss.”

If you would like to support Indira, please visit her JustGiving page.

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