So, on Saturday 28th May I did a 300ft bungee jump with UK Bungee in aid of Macmillan Cancer, I managed to raise £285 for Macmillan Cancer thanks to my generous friends and family. I had originally booked to carry out my jump at the end of April, Easter weekend, but due to hurricane Katie it was postponed until the end of May. Meaning I had a whole extra month to worry about it! But I did it 🙂
I have previously done two jumps in New Zealand, but both were only 140 something foot, so less than half the height of this one. I have to say I was made to feel a lot safer here though, my harness was checked by four different people, and I was asked if I had any jewellery, anything in my pocket, any chewing gum etc. at least ten times, just to make sure. I was ready to go.
On our way up, I was told that when we reached the top I had to shuffle over to the edge, NOT holding on, rest my arms on the bars and then would be counted down, 3, 2, 1 and I was to jump. I agreed to all of this, but when we reached the top I was too busy looking through the holes at how high we were to realise we had stopped. I was told not to look down, but to look straight ahead at Windsor Castle. This, made it worse as I knew Windsor Castle was many miles away and I didn’t want to be able to see it!
Anyway, I was up there so I stood up, whilst holding on, as it was quite windy and I didn’t want to fall over, shuffled over to the edge, where the door was now open and held on tightly. I was reminded not to hold on, just to rest my arms on the bars, so I did. Tom then said, “right, no hesitation, 3, 2, 1, go” and I just put my arms out and went! It was brilliant, he didn’t even give me chance to think about it. The free fall felt like it lasted forever, and then the harness kicked in and I knew I was safe.
I am hoping to do something similar at least once a year, so will start planning my next adventure soon. Perhaps a sky dive or maybe paragliding or something else exciting!