Wed, 30 Nov 2016
A NEWBURY mother has fulfilled the lifelong wish of her late partner by jumping out of a plane at 10,000ft.
Sharon Repton, 32, completed the charity skydive in memory of Wayne Angell, who was killed when he lost control of his BMW while travelling along the A339 in January.
The mother-of-one admitted she had never believed she would be jumping out of a plane almost two miles above ground, but has raised more than £1,300 for Crohn’s and Colitis UK by taking the plunge.
And, after planting her feet back on firm ground, Miss Repton described the experience as “amazing”.
“Wayne had always said he wanted to do a skydive and I’d got the forms for him before he died,” Miss Repton explained.
“It’s difficult to describe the feeling, you jump and you go through the clouds and then ground is rushing up at you.
“It was absolutely amazing.”
Miss Repton, of Austen Gardens, had family and friends, including the couple’s three-year-old son Logan, offering support from the airfield below.
She said: “They’ve been really good and given me a load of support.
“I had a few people on the day who came along to support me and my son was there too to watch.
“He wasn’t too happy about it to start with, his mum going up in the plane, but in the end he thought it was great.”
The jump, at Redlands Airfield, Swindon, came 10 months after 29-year-old Mr Angell was killed when he lost control of his car, which he had purchased just the day before, and collided with the central reservation.
The popular labourer, who had not been wearing his seatbelt, died at the scene after being thrown from the vehicle during the crash.
Miss Repton said: “Wayne wanted to do the jump to raise funds for Crohn’s and Colitis UK as I have Crohn’s myself.
“I’m so pleased with the amount raised – everyone’s been really, really generous.”
Anyone wishing to sponsor Miss Repton can still do so via www.justgiving.com /fundraising/Sharon-Repton1