A woman who suffers from vertigo is set to spend her 59th birthday jumping out of a plane to raise money for Overgate Hospice.
Fitness instructor Sue Flynn will be taking the plunge from 15,ooo feet on Saturday, March 1, and is calling on the upper Calder Valley community to help ensure she reaches her £1,000 funding target.
Sue, who has lost her mother and three siblings to cancer - most recently her sister Rose Bridle on January 11 - wants to raise money for Overgate to continue the hospice’s great work.
Hebden Bridge resident Sue, who will be strapped to an instructor during the tandem skydive, said: “I’m terrified! I registered without even thinking about it and I only chose this event because it fell on my birthday. Not only is there going to be a lack of oxygen, I’ve also got vertigo!
“I’m doing it for Overgate because they’re a hospice and they’re so reliant on funding. We really can’t afford to lose that sort of facility.”
Sue and her husband Tony have done other fundraising events for Overgate in the past, including the 110-mile Cleveland Way last year
Sue, who teaches fitness classes in Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, is keen to hear from anybody else who is doing the skydive at Hibaldstow Airfield, North Lincolnshire. She can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To sponsor her, visit http://www.justgiving.com/sue-flynn1 or text FSUE59£3 to 70070.