Leeds quartet reach for the skies

By Marcus Dysch, May 17, 2013
The skydiving team raised £2,000 for Emunah

The skydiving team raised £2,000 for Emunah

Skydiving students from Leeds JSoc helped raise more than £2,000 for the Emunah children’s home in Afula, northern Israel.

James Neidle, Michael Kosky, Ronen Feiner and Gila Scherer jumped from 15,000 feet over an airfield in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.

Theology and religious studies student Mr Feiner, 21, said: “You are so well briefed — and it all happens so quickly — there is no time to be nervous, just very excited.”

Mr Neidle said: “It felt like I was flying,” after feeling the “jolt” of the parachute opening.

A gush of air while coming in to land gave politics and philosophy student Mr Kosky a “hairy moment”.

“I remembered what they told us, to keep our legs up in the air, so I yanked my knees up and it was fine. I would 100 per cent do it again — and might even try to be an instructor,” he said.

Ms Scherer added: “It was an amazing feeling and I’d love to do it again.”

Leeds JSoc president Mitchell Cohen wished the trio “mazeltov on a safe landing”.

Emunah director Deborah Nathan praised the charity’s “amazing supporters”.

Last updated: 8:51am, May 17 2013