Two young women gear up for charity skydive

(Left to right) Natasha Nicholls, who works in the Catering Department at Tydd St Giles Golf & Count

(Left to right) Natasha Nicholls, who works in the Catering Department at Tydd St Giles Golf & Country Club, and Lauren Buckenham, Receptionist, who will be doing a skydive in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity in May - Credit: Archant

TWO young women will jump from a plane next month in aid of a children’s charity.

Lauren Buckenham, 19, from Elm, and Natasha Nicholls, 21, from Long Sutton, will do a tandem jump with a British Parachute Association Instructor on May 13.

The women, who both work at Tydd St Giles Golf Club, will free fall from 13,000 feet at 120 miles per hour for about 55 seconds.

They hope their charity skydive will raise £1,500 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Lauren said: “There’s not long to go now until we do the skydive and we’re both very excited and nervous.


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“We have never done anything like this before and thought it would be a great way to conquer our fear of heights, while also raising money for charity at the same time.”

Their efforts have so far raised £1,000 for the charity, which provides care and pioneers new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses.

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Natasha said: “We decided to do the jump in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity as it is such a worthwhile cause that helps so many poorly children.

“We hope we can raise lots of money to help the charity continue its valuable work.”

Lauren and Natasha will jump on Monday, May 13 at 10am. You can sponsor them at www.justgiving.com/lauren-natasha

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