Jumping at the chance to help Breast Cancer Now

Georgia and her sister
Georgia and her sister

A 22-year-old from Leighton Buzzard jumped 13,000ft from a plane to raise hundreds for Breast Cancer Now.

Georgia Finch, of Billington Park, took on the challenge in memory of her mum, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2001.

Georgia's family supported her at the skydive

Georgia's family supported her at the skydive

She chose to raise money for the charity because it funds research into the disease.

She said: “I wanted to do the skydive because I wanted to do something that would scare me and give me the feeling where anything could happen as most cancer patients are often scared of what is happening to them.

“I was very nervous, it is the most scariest and thrilling experience I have ever felt. When I landed my legs had gone to jelly but I was so proud I had done something like that.

“My sister and I lost my mum to breast cancer in 2001. She would have been 50 last year so we wanted to do something to celebrate her life and something she would be proud of. We chose Breast Cancer Now because the funding they provide for research can make a huge difference to so many people.”

Georgia was supported by her family when she did the skydive at Hinton skydiving centre.

She added: “Through my just giving page and sponsors I have raised £1,300. I am glad that I have raised that much and it is going to a great cause.”

She plans to do more work for the charity next year.