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Gosh, it is a long way down

Katherine Smale before and after jump

New Civil Engineer reporter Katherine Smale has completed a sky dive to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (Gosh).

Smale jumped from 10,000ft (3km) as part of the charity skydive, and has so far raised £953.61.

The money raised will go towards the funding of an isolation room at the newly built Premier Inn Clinical Building. The room will treat children with immune system conditions or infectious diseases and provide a safe and state-of-the-art facility.

“It was possibly one of the most terrifying experiences of my life,” said Smale. “My instructor said that I was quite special, having not just screamed for the whole of the free fall, but pretty much for the entirety of the jump.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all those who sponsored me – you made going through the petrifying process worthwhile. The money raised will go towards making a real difference to some very sick children.”

Special thanks go to:

  • Richard Robinson, Aecom
  • Tony Gee and Partners
  • Atkins
  • Tim Chapman, Arup
  • Martin Blower, Bauer Technologies
  • Miles Ashley, London Underground
  • Amelie Barrau, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff 
  • Philip Ball, ESG
  • Debbie Darling, Jooce Marketing

To make a donation, visit Smale’s Just Giving page.


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