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Written by Samantha Lade, DonateToday
Reality stars get ready to take the scariest leap of their lives by skydiving to raise funds for children's charity
Reality stars get ready to take the scariest leap of their lives, by skydiving to raise funds for children's charity
A quintet of reality TV stars are calling on the public to join them in a thrilling skydive to raise funds to help vulnerable children and young people supported by Barnardo's.
Made in Chelsea's Sam Thompson and James Dunmore, Love Island's Marcel Somerville and Gabby Allen, and Celeb's Go Dating's Calum Best will be hurling themselves from a plane later this month to raise money for the UK's largest children's charity.
The celebrities will be strapped to an instructor before free-falling at 120mph for several thousand feet to the earth.
They are now calling for members of the public to join in the fun and complete a skydive of their own.
The quintet will complete their skydive on Saturday March 31st with Skyline at the Hinton Skydive Centre in Brackley, Northamptonshire.
Other skydiving sessions will be held on the same day at centres in Lancaster, Wiltshire, Nottingham, Peterborough and Fife.
MIC and Celebrity Big Brother's Sam Thompson, 25, said: 'Barnardo's does so much good work for children and young people around the UK. Fundraising helps the charity to continue that.
'I'm thrilled to be taking part in this challenge. It's going to be scary but I can't wait.'
Gabby Allen, 25, from Liverpool, said: 'I know I'm going to be really nervous when we're in the plane, I'm going to be shaking like a leaf before but I hope once we jump, I'll love it!
'This is a fantastic opportunity to do something different so it would be great for as many people as possible to take part to raise money to help children at the same time.'
"it’s going to be nerve-wracking but brilliant as we’ll be raising money and awareness for such a good cause!"
- Marcel Somerville
Calum Best, 37, describes himself as a 'thrill-seeker' and says he can't wait to make the jump. 'The money raised is going to make a difference to children's lives, so we're urging people to come along and take part in a skydive too.'
He continues: 'Every penny will help Barnardo's provide it's crucial services.'
Registration to take part in a skydive is £70 and there is a minimum sponsorship target of £395.
To find out more about the jump, locations, and how to sign up, please click here for more information, or contact Silviya Naskinova from the Challenge Events Team on 02084 987091.