Nottingham students skydive for Salvation Army

published on 26 Apr 2024

Seven students from The University of Nottingham will take part in a skydive for The Salvation Army this Saturday 27 April.  

All funds raised will be split between The Salvation Army churches in Nottingham at Meadows, Aspley and William Booth Memorial Halls towards their community work. The seven brave students will take to the sky on Saturday at Langar Airfield in Nottingham and skydive from 10,000ft, falling at 120mph. 

The University of Nottingham students

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

Max Hegarty, second year student from the University of Nottingham said: 

“Jumping out of a plane is not something I envisioned myself doing when enrolling at the University of Nottingham! Still, I was blessed to have met a wonderful group of people through the local Salvation Army church. They have helped the community, including students in so many ways and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to give back and raise money with them”. 


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

Max Hegarty:

Peter Macfarlane:

Benedict Walton McBain

Siena Gathercole

Sophie Stephens

Tyler Tombs

Jake Reed

Updated 29 April: The skydive was postponed until 18 May due to poor weather. 

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