5am, 2nd December 2018 was set for Steve Gregor to begin his Hundred Jump challenge to raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Local skydiving enthusiast Steve wanted to set a New Zealand record and raise money for our charity by completing 100+ skydives in one day.
“I wanted to take an idea that seemed impossible, and then not only make it a reality but do it to raise money for a worthwhile cause. The Hundred Jump Project is that idea, and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter is that cause,” says Steve.
12 months of relentless hard work, non stop organizing, intense gym regimes, media build-up, sponsorship negotiations, sleepless nights, training jumps, fundraising and not to mention the insane hard work and commitment from the crew all came down to one day. Steve was more than prepared to embark on his mission to break the New Zealand record but the uncontrollable weather would halt all operations. Low cloud had blanketed the dropzone since sunrise and has barely moved, making it impossible to jump.
Steve, his crew and everyone here at the Westpac Rescue Helicopter were beyond gutted not to see this dream become a reality. However, we believe this event was a huge success regardless of the outcome. Steve and everyone who has supported him has contributed towards saving 2 lives. That is 2 people who will be saved because of this project and that is a huge success in our book.
Once again we want to thank everyone who donated to Steve and who helped make the Hundred Jump Project happen. We were honoured to be involved in this project and so grateful for everything Steve has done.