IMAGINE falling from the dizzying height of 15,000ft at a speed of 120mph.
Three daredevils from Kirklees did in a daring tandem skydive for charity.
Anthony Heath, from Fartown, Antoni Pinnock, from Lockwood, and Paul Chambers, from Dewsbury, took to the skies for Foundation Housing.
Antoni, 19, told the examiner: “It was brilliant. Everyone who took part was there to raise a bit of money for charity.
“Before you go up you get very, very nervous. Then you go up in the plane and as you’re going up through the clouds you’re asking them when are we going to stop getting higher?
“Then they open the door and you start screaming – falling at 120mph is terrifying.
“When you get to the ground you feel like you’ve lost 20 stone and you’re all wobbly, it’s hard to describe.”
The adventurous three were part of a group of 65 staff and tenants from Foundation Housing.
The West Yorkshire charity supports homeless and socially excluded people in the north of England.
Last year it helped 200 people in Kirklees live independently.
Antoni volunteers for the charity, helping to provide leisure activities for residents.
He said: “I volunteer for the charity because of what they did for me. I was once in not so much of a good situation and Foundation Housing helped me.
“I was struggling to find accommodation and I was drinking too much.
“So it’s a way of giving back to the charity and helping people that are in the same situation that I was.
“They helped me out about two years ago and now I live in Lockwood.”
The men did the skydive at Hibaldstow Airfield near Brigg, Lincolnshire.
Foundation Housing was founded in 1984 by former probation officer Steve Woodford.
Mr Woodford, chief executive, said: “Through our partnerships with providers across Yorkshire and the North East, we can often help the people that others can’t.
“In 2007, more than 7,500 people were accepted by local authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber as being homeless.
“The numbers of people at risk of homelessness or living in overcrowded homes are much higher, but harder to assess.
“We work in partnership with local authorities, the police and probation services and voluntary groups across Yorkshire and the North East to support those people, and others who are excluded from society, to help them gain independence and become part of their local community.”