Funeral team’s leap of faith for MIND

Two brave team members from William H Painter Funeral Directors in Yardley have taken part in a tandem skydive to raise money for MIND mental health charity.

Funeral Director Vickie Bardell and Diary Manager Shaz Calvert took the leap of faith from a plane at 13,000 feet at Skydive Langar Nottingham.

Shaz said: “I was absolutely terrified just before we jumped out of the plane but the feeling you get when you are in the air is indescribable, it was absolutely amazing. The views were incredible, and I am so glad we did it together.

“Both Vickie and I knew that we wanted to raise as much money as we could for the charity and in order to do so we thought it would have to be something big – so a skydive it was!”

By taking part in the adrenaline-fueled jump, the pair have raised £1,400 for MIND, a charity which provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

She continued: “The work MIND does across the UK is astounding. MIND reports that one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year and we work with many families who have been devastated by mental health issues.

“We hope that the money raised will help MIND to continue providing the vital advice, awareness and support which are required by more and more people every day.”