Stevenage apprentice’s skydive from 10,000ft

Skydive apprentice Sammi-Jo Ward

Skydive apprentice Sammi-Jo Ward - Credit: Archant

A student at North Hertfordshire College has jumped out of a plane to raise funds for a charity which helps people with Alzheimer’s.

Skydive apprentice Sammi-Jo Ward

Skydive apprentice Sammi-Jo Ward - Credit: Archant

Sammi-Jo Ward completed a skydive from 10,000ft last week in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society – choosing the cause as her grandmother Maureen Mcmahon suffers from the disease, which can cause memory loss and problems with communication and reasoning.

The 21-year-old from Stevenage, who is currently on an apprenticeship with storage company Principled Offsite Logistics, has now reached her £500 target but is still hoping to raise more funds.

Sammi-Jo was not fazed by the skydive but admitted jumping out of a plane ‘took her breath away’.

She added: “I have raised £500 from my jump to help support sufferers and their families.

Skydive apprentice Sammi-Jo Ward

Skydive apprentice Sammi-Jo Ward - Credit: Archant

“It is a hard battle for many families and the cause does not have a lot of publicity.”

Principled currently employs two apprentices from its Stevenage base but operations director Graham Beales is looking for another young person to come on board.

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He said: “We are currently looking for an additional business and administration apprentice who, like Sammi-Jo, will be training with us through North Hertfordshire College. This is an excellent opportunity for a budding young learner to develop with a local company.

“Visit principled.uk.com to find out more.”

To make a donation to the cause log on to www.justgiving.com/Sammi-jo-Ward.

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