Zoe Baggott Tandem Skydive
On Saturday 13th September, Zoe Baggott (Churchwarden of St Mary's Church, Billingsley) will be doing a tandem skydive at Tilstock Parachute Club, Whitchurch in aid of Church Funds. The jump is part of a year long list of "40th birthday" celebrations which has already seen Zoe run a Personal Best in a Marathon, eat a meal in the revolving restaurant at the top of the CN Tower in Toronto, and own her first ever pair of Converse Baseball Boots (something she has been wanting ever since her Brosette days in the 80's!!).
Zoe will be doing the jump in aid of St Mary's refurbishment fund, which will allow for the installation of a kitchenette and fully accessible toilet inside the Church. This will enhance the experience of visitors to the Church and also benefit those attending services and other events that are held there.
Anyone wishing to sponsor Zoe is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact us page on this website.
Amanda Prescott Tandem Skydive
On Sunday 25th March at Hinton Skydiving Centre in Brackley, Northants, daredevil Billingsley resident Amanda Prescott completed a 13,000 feet tandem skydive in aid of St Mary's Church in Billingsley.
In what she describes as "the most exhilarating experience of my life", Amanda plunged 8000 feet in just 45 seconds before the Parachute was opened at 5000 feet. She then enjoyed the amazing views during the remaining 5 minutes that it took to land.
A massive £55,000 has already been raised to complete the works on St Mary's Church Bells and Bell Tower and Amanda did her skydive to raise the final £1,700 needed to replace the asbestos chimney.
After the jump she said "the weather was absolutely perfect - and all for a great cause. Thanks very much to those who have already given their support". It is not too late if you would still like to make a donation - please get in touch via the "contact us" page.