Mary is sky high after jump

NILA 12-06-12 BE 13 Mary Hudson from West Hallam is doing a charity skydive.

NILA 12-06-12 BE 13 Mary Hudson from West Hallam is doing a charity skydive.

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A West Hallam grandmother is hoping to collect £2,000 in sponsorship cash after skydiving for charity.

Mary Hudson, 73, leapt from a plane flying at 10,000ft on Monday to raise money for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA).

She said: “It was absolutely fantastic, I really enjoyed it.

“Even when the time came to sit on the edge and actually jump I wasn’t nervous.

“I was sat there on the edge thinking it was the right thing to do.”

Mary said that she signed up for the jump as it was something she had always wanted to do.

She added: the air ambulance is such a good cause and they don’t get any government funding so rely on charity events or money collected through sponsorship.”

Money is still being collected and it is not too late to pledge a donation - call 0115 9302744.

Despite the lack of nerves Mary said she has no plans to sign up for any more fundraising stunts.

She said: “My grandson has been suggesting all sorts, bungee jumping and everything but I don’t fancy that.”

Visit www.dlraa.co.uk for information about the air ambulance.