Southampton Airport takes to the skies for Air Ambulance Charity

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Southampton Airport takes to the skies for Air Ambulance Charity

Southampton Airport took part in a tandem skydive for its Charity Partner, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA).

The skydive took place at Old Sarum Airfield, and 19 brave employees, including the airport’s new MD Neil Garwood and business partners, jumped out of a plane from 10,000 feet above the ground, with their families and loved ones spectating from below.

Over £9,000 has been raised from the charity skydive with the airport hitting the set target.

Neil Garwood, Managing Director at Southampton Airport, said: “I am absolutely thrilled about what we have done, it is such a great achievement for the airport. We would like to thank everyone for their amazing support, and special thanks goes to our skydivers who conquered their fears for this incredible charity.”

Ray Southam, Corporate and Community Fundraiser for HIOWAA, said: “It was an incredible experience to be part of this event, the enthusiasm from all the skydivers was absolutely amazing. To raise £10,000 for this event is an incredible achievement, and we would like to thank everybody for their support.”

The charity skydive was one of the many events that the airport has committed to host as part of its partnership with the air ambulance, including the annual Runway Run.