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THE SKY’S THE LIMIT JOSH REX

suiting, base jumping and sky

jump anywhere in the world, as well as compete in tournaments.

If you want to join a club, skydiving is as adventurous as it gets. The sport takes excitement and daring to the extreme, with many paths of progression such as wing

At the Brunel Skydivers club, we aim to get people involved with the sport and culture as much as possible. This means allowing them to qualify and progress

Netheravon is the largest and cheapest drop zone in the staff overseeing things. There are great student discounts, so it’s certainly worth a visit with

us. Why not tick something off your Bucket List? Everyone’s welcome to observe, jump with an instructor or be trained to jump on your own! Skydiving, of course, requires Article continues overleaf..

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GARY O’BRIEN

On 2nd June 2012, after around a year of holding fundraising events including sponsored waxes and many a cake sale, I began my journey leading a team of 30 Brunel University students to the top of the ‘Roof of Africa’ – Mount Kilimanjaro. At 5,895 metres, not only is it the highest point in Africa, it is

also the highest free-standing mountain in the world. The challenge was on behalf of children’s charity Childreach International, whose Challenge Events give students the chance to take part in an exciting adventure and raise money for children in the developing world, improving their access to healthcare, education and child rights and protection.

Initially, the £2450 fundraising target sounded like a lot of money to raise, but it proved much less daunting than it seemed. Having an amazing award-winning fundraising team continuously support me throughout the year was enormously helpful, and suddenly my team had reached their fundraising deadline and we were ready to set off.

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