Laura takes the plunge to raise cash for charity

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A WOMAN from Sheffield will be going to new heights for charity when she jumps out of a plane.

Laura Abbot is one of 13 skydivers who will leap from a plane in aid of the British Red Cross on April 14.

She will drop around 2.8 miles, in what is being billed as one of the highest tandem skydives in the UK.

The charity event will take place at Hibaldstow airfield, near Scunthorpe.

Max Newton, community fundraiser for the British Red Cross in Yorkshire, said: “For most people a skydive is a once in a lifetime experience.

“Everyone who has done a skydive will tell you it is the ultimate adrenaline experience and one of the best things they will ever do.

“However, the only way for most people to afford this experience is by doing a charity skydive.”

Laura said: “I thought the idea was crazy at first but when I look into where the money I am raising is going I think more about that than the fear.

“Now as it is coming closer I have nearly reached my target and just cannot wait for the day.”

To register for a dive on August 4 call 0114 242 7379.