Rachel’s jumping for recovery!

04 August 2015

Swanswell, a national alcohol and drug recovery charity, is getting ready for the first skydive of the year.

This Saturday brave Rachel Warman, a peer mentor for Swanswell in Worcestershire, will be jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet to raise money for the charity. After taking off from Whitchurch Airfield in Shropshire, she’ll jump from her plane descending through the clouds at a speed of 120 miles per hour from nearly two miles above the ground.

Speaking ahead of the Skydive, she said; ‘I suffered with addiction problems from the age of 18, but thanks to Swanswell and other recovery organisations I’ve entered recovery and been abstinent for 17 months and 20 days. It’s never crossed my mind to do a skydive before but I was on the Swanswell website and I thought it’s a way for me to give something back. I wanted to help Swanswell, and to help others to have the same chance as I’ve been given.’

She added; ‘I’ve never done anything like this before, it’s a challenge but I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve been preparing through mindfulness and acupuncture so I don’t worry about it! So far I’ve raised over £500 and I’m hoping to raise more!’

Visit https://www.justgiving.com/rachel-warman1 if you’d like to pledge a donation to Rachel. The funds raised will be used to help more people change, be happy and achieve a sustainable recovery.

 

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