Sky-high after parachute jump

Parachute jump undraiser Kelsey Iley.

Parachute jump undraiser Kelsey Iley.

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A BRAVE carer is jumping for joy after raising £1,000 for charity by falling from the skies.

Kelsey Iley took the plunge and jumped from an aeroplane in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

She had set a fundraising target of £1,000 and broke through that with the support of family and friends.

The 20-year-old, of Bruce Glazier Terrace, Shotton Collery, decided to do the jump after seeing the support that Macmillan provides first hand through her work.

Daredevil Kelsey, who is a carer for Comfort Care, said: “I’ve been sponsored by a lot of people, including Comfort Care.

“I do home care for the elderly and I see the help that MacMillan provides and I think it’s a really good cause to raise money for.”

She did her jump at Shotton Airfield while family, friends and clients watched on.

Kelsey added: “The jump went really well and it was better than I expected it to be.

“I would love to do it again.

“I wasn’t scared or nervous at all, I just really enjoyed it.”