Bacton’s Peter Barrett does skydive in thanks for step-father’s double lung transplant 15 years on
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It has been 15 years since Peter Barrett's step-father underwent a double lung transplant at Harefield Hospital.
And now 50-year-old Mr Barrett has jumped out of a plane to raise money for the hospital's charity in appreciation of the excellent job the medical team did for John Prowse, who continues to enjoy life today.
Mr Barrett, manager of the Red House Chalet and Caravan Park in Bacton, raised £1,750 in sponsorship for the jump at Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent, and at a charity night at the Red House. He said the jump was 'pure exhilaration'.
Mr Barrett said: 'Once out of the aircraft the free fall lasts for about 40-50 seconds and then once parachute is deployed you spend about four minutes just floating around looking at the world below. It is an experience where words really do not do justice.'
Proceeds are to go to the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity.
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