On February 2, Bex Morley completed a skydive in aid of Beagle Welfare and raised an amazing £302!
Here is Bex’s story:
“Having rehomed my Bonnie Beagle through Beagle Welfare I wanted to do something in return and help the centre with some extra cash. Being absolutely petrified of heights I knew a skydive would be a challenge for me, making it even more worthwhile for the beagles.
On the day I was up at 5.30am worrying, thinking can I really do it? My only thought was am I even going to come back alive?! During the journey over to Cockerham I was telling myself it’s all going to be okay and what a great achievement it will be when I finish. At 9 am I’m being suited and booted for the jump, being hung from harnesses attached to the ceiling in training preparation at which point I’m thinking I really can’t do this. Walking up to the plane I can feel my heart beating faster than ever before. As we go up higher I think just shut your eyes and hope for the best. My instructor says ‘I’m going to finish tightening your harness now. The next thing I remember I was literally upside down with my stomach in knots, I felt sick, I couldn’t breathe and then it hit me I was flying!!! I was actually just falling through the air at -27degrees from 15000ft. My face felt like it was in a wind machine and I couldn’t change my facial expression. Before I can think what to do next I see greenery and our parachute comes out and I’m back to a vertical position looking over Blackpool, what a beautiful scene.
At that point, I thought wow how proud I am to be a part of beagle welfare, all those beagles who just want to play, howl and eat everybody’s socks and tv remote controls. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done but I felt so proud of myself. Once out of my suit, hat and goggles I wait in the centre for my video to be downloaded with fear what faces were going to pull but I thought, hey, who cares my Bonnie would be so proud of me, as is my Lacey beagle who’s waiting at home wondering where her mummy is.”
It’s not just Bonnie and Lacey who are proud of Bex, all the hounds at Beagle Welfare think you are super brave for jumping out of a plane just for them!