Teens Unite has held two group skydiving days in the past two weeks, with 16 people taking part in total.  

The events took place at Sibson and Chatteris airfields and have raised an incredible £9,876.34. This money will make a significant difference to the work of the Broxbourne-based charity dedicated to improving the lives of 13-24 year olds fighting cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

Amongst the skydivers was Teens Unite member of staff Lauren Thomas, Ware. Working as the charity’s Teens Coordinator by day, she decided to head to the skies and jump from 12,000ft to raise additional funds and awareness for the young people she is so dedicated to supporting.

One of the teenagers to benefit from the work of Teens Unite also took the plunge. Alex Barton, 17, Ware selflessly decided to show his support for the charity and embark on the challenge of a lifetime to help Teens Unite reach out to more young people like himself who need social and emotional support throughout their battle with illness.

Brother and sister duo, Martin and Nicky Blay, Hoddesdon also boarded the aircraft as a sign of appreciation for the support Teens Unite has provided to Martin’s 16 year old son over the past few years.

Debbie Pezzani, CEO and Founder, Teens Unite has said: “I am so immensely proud of all of those who took part in our skydiving days and raised such a lot of money for the charity.

Jumping from 12,00ft in the air is an incredibly brave thing to do and we hope that all of our skydivers had an unforgettable experience. I would like to thank each and every one of you.”

If you would like to take part in a skydive for Teens Unite, email challenges@teensunitefightingcancer.org.

Website: www.teensunitefightingcancer.org

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