A FUNDRAISER jumped 160ft from a well-known landmark to raise cash for a worthy cause.
Town woman Stephanie Armitage took part in the bungee jump from the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough to raise money for Harbour in Hartlepool.
Stephanie had previously abseiled from the bridge and taken part in a 10,000ft tandem parachute jump, but was still fearful of doing a bungee jump.
She said she chose the charity as it has helped someone she knows.
Stephanie, who works for Specsavers in the town, said: “I’ve done a few different events for different charities.
“I work at Specsavers Hartlepool and like to not only take part in charity events but help organise them as well.
“The reason why I have done this particular event for Harbour is because I know somebody they have helped.
“So I am familiar with some of the great work they do and fantastic services they provide.
“Even though I’ve already abseiled off the transporter and done a 10,000ft tandem skydive, I promised myself years ago that I would never do a bungee jump, purely because of some of the particular risks that are involved and some of the horror stories I’ve heard.
“I knew this would be quite a challenge for me that’s why I bought myself this bungee jump last Christmas whilst shopping on-line.
“I was so scared and was trying not to look down as I was approaching the edge of the platform.
“It was such a strange feeling taking those small baby steps with my ankles strapped together towards the edge whilst the heavy rope was pulling me towards the edge.
“I felt as though I fell so fast and it seemed as though I was bouncing forever.
“I was very relieved to get pulled into the boat as I was starting to worry I was going to go face first in that dirty water.”
People are still able to sponsor Stephanie by texting HARB40 £2 £5 £10 to 70070 (for example HARB40 £5) before April 30.
The amount raised will be announced shortly after the closing date.