Nottingham students skydive for Salvation Army

published on 26 May 2023

Four students from The University of Nottingham took to the skies to raise funds for The Salvation Army on Sunday May 21.

The four brave students skydived from 14,000ft at Langar Airfield in Nottingham, falling to earth at speeds of up to 120mph. The students were supported by their parents who travelled to the airfield to see their children take the challenge.

Kieran edges out of plane before freefall

The students were motivated to fundraise for The Salvation Army after hearing about all the work the Christian church and charity does in the local community at a student welcome event in September last year. The Salvation Army churches at Nottingham Meadows, Aspley and William Booth Memorial Halls will benefit from the funds raised by the students.

The Salvation Army churches and centres support the people of Nottingham with food banks, anti-human trafficking and modern-day slavery survivor support, hot meals for people experiencing homelessness, activities for older people, youth and student support, toddler play groups and pastoral support for all in their communities. Each skydiver needed to raise at least £550 to be able to take part in the challenge event organised by The Salvation Army.

Kieran falls through sky at 120mph

Kieran Rock (20) a second-year Computer Science student from Reading said:

“It was an insane feeling, I loved it. Glad to have done it for The Salvation Army Nottingham churches”.

Ella-Mae Kelly (19) a first-year Chemical Engineering student from Wellingborough said:

“It was absolutely amazing. It was rewarding because we raised money for a great charity”.

Cameron Paul, (22) a third-year Geography and Business student from Hemel Hempstead expressed his thrill of the sporting challenge, he said:

“It was surreal, it was something I have never experienced before and hard to put into words but would definitely do it again. It was so enjoyable and great to raise money for a great charity”.

Emily Haden (21) a second-year Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience student from Bromsgrove also skydived for The Salvation Army challenge event.


If members of the public would like to support the students in their fundraising challenges, the details can be found here:

Nottingham students (left to right): Ella-Mae, Emily, Cameron and Kieran.
A runner waving during a race to raise money for The Salvation Army

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