Nottingham university students skydive challenge
published on 22 Mar 2022
Three students from The University of Nottingham and two from Nottingham Trent University will take part in a skydive for The Salvation Army next month (23 April).
Initially, some of the students put themselves forward for the challenge event at the University of Nottingham freshers fair in September 2021.
All funds raised will be split between The Salvation Army churches and the centre at Nottingham Meadows, Sneinton and William Booth Memorial Halls, built in tribute to the founder* of the Christian church and charity.
The five brave students will take to the sky on 23 April at Langar Airfield in Nottingham and skydive from 10,000ft, falling at 120mph. Chloe Powney (21) from Bradford, a PGCE student from the University of Nottingham, expressed her excitement at the prospect of the challenge.
“Now more than ever, more and more people are needing the help, support and comfort The Salvation Army offers,” Chloe said. “By pushing myself further than I ever have before by doing this skydive, I hope to help do my part in supporting the wonderful people in the city I study in, through the fantastic Salvation Army!”
Nathan Ottaway (21) from Kent, studying at Nottingham Trent University said: “I am really looking forward to the challenge of the skydive and even better that the money raised will go to support those in need in Nottingham.”
University of Nottingham students Thomas Revill (19) and Travis Poulton (21) will also be taking up The Salvation Army challenge skydive, as will Dani Wilkinson (20) from Nottingham Trent University.
The Salvation Army churches in Nottingham support their local communities with food banks, anti-human trafficking and modern-day slavery (survivor support), hot meals for the 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.
If members of the public would like to support the students in their fundraising challenges, the details can be found here:
*Founder of The Salvation Army is Snienton-born William Booth.