Apprentice takes charity dive

Jumping 10,000 feet out of a plane is not most people’s idea of a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

However, for Energy Management apprentice Lewis Payne and his girlfriend Trudie Dawson the sky-dive was worth every moment of anxiety.

Between them, the daring duo helped raise nearly £700 towards the Wessex Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, a charity close to Trudie’s heart as her mother has MS.

“The centre helps Trudie’s mum on a regular basis, providing support for both her and her family, and helping with therapies such as physio, an oxygen chamber, reflexology and counselling. We’ve raised the money in the hope it will help more people in the same situation,” said Lewis.

Lewis hasn’t ruled out a repeat jump in the future, either. “I surprised myself as I found it more fun than I did scary. I might be an adrenaline junkie after all!”