Daredevil Ryan kicks off fundraising mission with charity skydive

PUBLISHED: 09:42 30 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:42 30 September 2016

Chris and his son after his skydive.

Chris and his son after his skydive.

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A man from March has described leaping out of a plane to raise money for charity as the "most amazing experience of his life."

Fundraiser Ryan Berridge, 24, made the big jump at the North London Skydive Centre in Wimblington on September 21 to raise money for MAGPAS Air Ambulance.

Ryan flung himself out of a plane at 12,000 feet alongside fellow fundraiser Sarah Hibbins, who was raising money for children’s charity Break.

The pair hit speeds of 125 miles-per-hour and travelled two and a half miles before landing safely.

“It was the most amazing experience of my life – other than the birth of my son, Harrisson,” said the security officer Ryan.

“We had really beautiful weather and I absolutely loved it. I cannot describe the feeling and I would definitely recommend it to anything thinking of doing it.”

Ryan helped raise over £160 for MAGPAS, and he has set himself a target of raising even more money for the emergency medical charity.

“I want to raise £600,” he said. “It costs on average £600 every time the crew are called upon and life-saving medicine and expertise is flown to an incident, therefore, I am hoping to raise that amount to potentially save at least one person’s life.

“I’ll probably do something next year like a coast-to-coast bike ride or a marathon.”

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/RYAN-BERRIDGE.

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