Fundraiser takes the plunge for tragic schoolgirl

Aaron Wiseman-Rust, aged 16, jumps out of a plane to raise money for the Jasmyn Chan Foundation
Aaron Wiseman-Rust, aged 16, jumps out of a plane to raise money for the Jasmyn Chan Foundation
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A hardy fundraiser from Sheffield took things to new heights to raise money for charity.

Adrenaline junkie Aaron Wiseman-Rust, aged 16, of Thornbridge Drive, Frecheville, took the plunge from 15,000 feet in a charity skydive for The Jasmyn Chan Foundation.

Aaron, a friend of Jasmyn’s at Birley Community College, wanted to do his bit in memory of her after she was killed in a hit-and-run.

He said: “A few friends were talking about a charity football match, but I wanted to do something a bit different.

“Somebody suggested a skydive and I though yeah why not so I looked it up and got the ball rolling.”

Aaron who was in the same year as Jasmyn at school said she was a remarkable girl.

“She was a really kind person” said Aaron.

“She cut off her own hair for charity to raise money and would do anything for anybody.

“When I found out that she had died I couldn’t believe it - I was in total shock.

“I just wanted to give something back and I hope this skydive has done that.”

Aaron said he enjoyed the skydive experience, despite last minute nerves.

He said: “I was really excited and not that nervous to begin with but as we climbed higher and higher I started to get more anxious.

“I was hanging over the edge and we dropped out of the plane - it was an incredible rush, an amazing experience.

“I was only in the air for a few minutes but when the parachute came out the instructor let me guide it to the ground.”

Jasmyn was killed as she crossed Normanton Hill, Intake, last year.

She saved a friend’s life by pushing the youngster out of the way of the speeding car.