What do wine tasting and sky diving have in common?

Nothing at all! But that didn’t stop Corporate Partner Decanter (part of the TI Media Group) from combining the two!

Throwing yourself out of a plane thousands of feet above the Cambridgeshire countryside might not be everyone’s idea of a fun day out, but Decanter’s executive office manager, Danny John Casely, couldn’t hide his excitement after completing his first-event skydive.

Danny took the plunge, leaping from 10,000 feet at Sibson Airfield in Wansford to help raise funds for Rainbow Trust as TI Media’s charity partner, with the support of a £10,000 donation from Decanter.

To show his thanks to Decanter for supporting his daredevil antics, Danny bought along a copy of the magazine to read on his way down, concealed within his jumpsuit!

Check out the short film of the day here.

Danny John Casely said

“It was just mind-blowing – one of the best things I’ve ever done and made even better by the fact that it was for a brilliant cause. It was a real adrenalin rush and the G-force you experience when the chute is pulled is just awesome. It was a day full of highlights, but it was hard to beat tumbling through the cloud cover into the brilliantly blue sky with a crystal clear, bird’s eye view of the Cambridgeshire countryside, stretching out beneath you.”

As expected, Danny John celebrated in style with the companies CSR Manager, Jane Mortimore, and Rainbow Trust Corporate Partnerships Manager, Louise Bingham – raising a toast, as soon as Danny’s feet touched land!

Our thanks to Danny John for taking on the challenge, Decanter for their wonderful donation, Steve Morley from smcreativeservices.com who kindly photographed the event, and Instructor David from UK Parachuting, who captured the sky-high footage on his wrist go-pro.

If you are inspired to take on a skydive you can sign up here.