Daredevil Deborah to take plunge for cancer charity
A daredevil from Newmarket will be jumping out of a plane from 13,000ft to raise money for charity.
Mother-of-one Deborah-Marie Le Carpentier, of St Patrick, Icewell Hill, will be taking part in a tandem skydive from Sibson Airfield, near Peterborough, on May 10, to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
The 49 year old said she signed up for the jump to fulfil a life-long dream and to mark the memory of her grandmother, Molly Turner, who died from stomach cancer when Deborah was just a child.
She already has sponsorship pledges totalling £50 but has set herself a target of £400 to £500.
Deborah, who has been taking pre-jump tips from her skydive-loving partner, said she could not wait to take to the skies for such a worthy cause.
“I am over the moon to be doing the jump in May,” she told the Journal.
“I have never done anything like this before in my life but I’m not nervous, just really excited. I know I will love it.
“I have been watching DVDs of my boyfriend doing his skydives and he’s told me what to expect.
“It’s great that I’m able to do it for such a worthy charity, too.”
During her jump, Deborah, who will be strapped to an instructor, will freefall to the ground from two miles up at speeds in excess of 120mph.
To avoid having to pay for her jump, Deborah needs to raise a minimum of £300.
To help her reach her fundraising target, visit www.justgiving.com/deborah-marie-le-carpentier or call her on 07754 015933 to make a donation.
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