IMT Medical are taking to the skies this October for a charitable tandem parachute jump in aid of Kidneys for Life.

On Sunday 3rd October, a brave group of medical and transport specialists are stepping out of their comfort zones by leaping out of an aeroplane mid-flight at a height of 10,000 ft in order to raise as much money as possible for charity.

John Cundiff and Tracey Fry are just some of the inspiring transplant drivers, scrub nurses and transplant surgeons from IMT Medical and other members of The National Organ Retrieval Service (NORS) located in Manchester and Leeds, preparing to jump.

When asked about why it is important to take part, Tracey explained,

“we can often take our good health for granted and forget that it enables us to do anything from the most basic tasks to exciting adventures and everything in between. Kidney failure and resulting treatment stops all that, not only for the patient but for their whole families along with the resulting inevitable mental health impact. Kidney transplants and Kidneys for Life can change all that beyond belief. It can give them ,not just ‘ life’ but ‘ A LIFE’  back.”

Kidneys for Life raises money for research into kidney disease, transplantation, dialysis and related disease affecting the kidney, direct patient amenities for renal and transplant patients not usually funded, and supports education of the renal multi-disciplinary team and patients. The charity supports conferences & workshops relating to kidney disease and helps the purchase of medical equipment.

Nervous, apprehensive and excited are just some of the feelings from this incredible bunch, as Tracey says, “I have only ever got out of a plane on the ground with a suitcase in my hand and some duty free…. so yeah a bit different.”

The IMT Medical team and wider SERE Group wish you all the best of luck and will be supporting you with our feet firmly on the ground!

If you would like to show your support for this amazing charity and would like to donate, please follow the link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/john-cundiff