Two brave women have raised a combined total of £3,500 for charity after jumping 10,000ft out of an aeroplane.
Valerie Charlton, 39, from Malpas near Whitchurch, suffers from M.E. and raised more than £1,500 for Action for M.E by completing the feat at Tilstock. She said the jump had given her ‘hope for the future.’
Meanwhile, Maggie Kennerley, from Ellesmere, a midwife at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, collected more than £2,000 in aid of the PSP Association, which supports people with degenerative brain disease Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. The mother-of-two said her skydive at Higher Heath was ‘amazing.’
She said: “It was a fantastic day. The views were really clear and I could even see my house. The skydive was so fast and the noise and wind on my face was breathtaking. You are hovering before the parachute is dep-loyed then you don’t really feel like you’re falling at all.”
People can support Mrs Kennerley at www.justgiving.com/maggie-kennerley0.
Valerie was diagnosed with M.E. in 2005. She said it took her about two weeks to fully recover from the dive, but it was worth it.
She said: “It was very exciting”
She has raised more than £1,700 so far. To donate, go to www.justgiving .com/Valerie-Charlton1.