AT the third time of asking, a group of daredevil Celtic supporters took to the skies on Saturday, October 10 to raise funds for Celtic FC Foundation.
They participated in the 2015 Celtic Skydive event at Skydive St Andrews in Glenrothes, Fife. The event had originally been scheduled for Saturday, July 4 but Scottish summertime put paid to those plans!
The brave group each jumped from a plane at 10,000 feet and proudly completed a tandem skydive.
The participants ranged in age from 18 to 59 and included representation from Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths – ‘Leigh’s High Flyers’ – the niece of Celtic legend, Bobby Murdoch and a couple from Edinburgh who clearly fancied a Monday with a twist!
As we arrived in Fife at 8.30am, the cloudy skies once again threatened to dampen the enthusiasm of the group and send them home disappointed.
However, following the training session, the sun shone and our first participant took his place aboard the flight around 10.30am. The final pair completed their skydives at 2.15pm and the whole party went home very happy and very proud.
The experience was different for each individual and emotions ranged from terror to exhilaration but, regardless of any fears, they all faced the challenge with great courage and determination.
Collectively, the group of 12 skydivers raised a magnificent net total in excess of £5,000.
Celtic FC Foundation’s four priorities are to improve Health, promote Equality, encourage Learning and tackle Poverty. The net proceeds of this event will assist development of our work providing opportunities for local disadvantaged children and young people to take part in positive, healthy activities.
We are exceptionally grateful and proud of the 12 skydivers who have raised funds for Celtic FC Foundation: Wendy Cunningham, John Hood, Vikki Burns, Gloria Griffiths, Linzi McCartney, Emma Jane Murdoch, Lyndsey McGeown, Paul McAllister, Derek Noonan, Kathleen Noonan, Clarisse Finnie, Steven Carlin.