Carla jumps 12,000 feet for charity

By Nigel Slater 01/06 Updated: 01/06 10:12

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Buy photos » Carla Beattie raised £1,380 for Midlands Air Ambulance after taking part in a parachute jump. (s)

A VALE woman has been riding high after raising more than £1,000 for charity by taking part in a parachute jump.

Carla Beattie from Harvington jumped from 12,000 feet at Silver Stars Jump School in Cirencester in memory of a loved one who died from pneumonia in December last year.

Taking place earlier this month, Carla managed to raise a total of £1,380 for the Midlands Air Ambulance charity and told the Observer she was proud of her efforts.

"It went really well and I'm glad I did it, it was a great experience," she said. "To be honest I didn't feel nervous beforehand and I was more excited because of the reasons for doing it and the money which was being raised for charity.

"It is a really nice thing to have done and it is something I can say I've done in my lifetime.

"I would like to thank everyone who has supported me, come to me wishing me all the best and been so generous with sponsorship."

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