CHIPPENHAM sports clinic Active Potential Therapy faced their fear of heights with a 10,000ft skydive in Salisbury last Thursday to raise funds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Seven members of staff, including sport therapists, an osteopath and administrators all skydived for the first time and are close to reaching their £2,000 target.

Samantha Cox, owner of Active Potential Therapy said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Wiltshire Air Ambulance with a team challenge for the third year running. We’ve done two very different types of challenges in 2015 and 2016, so we knew we had to come up with something a little bit special this year.

"A skydive seemed perfect as it’s taken us all out of our comfort zones – the entire team have a fear of heights to some degree, and the type of activity means none of us could prepare or train for it, so it was definitely a challenge!"

Last year the team took on the National Three Peaks Challenge, climbing the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours, and raised £2,000 and in October 2015 they competed in the local Monster Race, a 6.5km muddy obstacle course, and raised just over £1,000.

Kelly Wariner, Practice Manager of Active Potential Therapy said: “It’s hard to believe we’ve actually done it! Free falling was a terrifying and incredible experience that nothing could have prepared us for. What an amazing way to see the county. Thank you to everyone who has donated to support the Air Ambulance.”