Two young women gear up for charity skydive
- 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.
You may also want to watch:
“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.
- 1 Fire destroys family bungalow in the Fens
- 2 Man found dead in March
- 3 Driver leaves girl 'very shaken' after ploughing into car
- 4 Brother pays tribute to 'strongest character I've ever known'
- 5 Shocks all round as police pull over 'white van man'
- 6 WATCH: Flying Scotsman steams through Cambridgeshire Fens
- 7 Every little helps for surprised shopper thanks to Tesco worker
- 8 Father-of-five murdered due to 'drug deal dispute gone wrong'
- 9 7 of the best pumpkin picking locations in Cambridgeshire
- 10 Over 100 modern slavery victims rescued in Cambridgeshire
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