South Elkington woman raises £819 from charity skydive

Joanne Thompson from South Elkington recently undertook a charity skydive and has raised �819.10.
Joanne Thompson from South Elkington recently undertook a charity skydive and has raised �819.10.

A woman from South Elkington who recently took the plunge and jumped out of a plane at 15,000 feet has raised £819 for charity.

Joanne Thompson turned 40 last November and a skydive was something else she wanted to tick off her bucket list.

After undertaking the skydive at Hibaldstow Airfield near Brigg, the money she has raised will be spilt between two charities close to her heart. £400 will be given to The Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement Home and Cancer Research UK will receive £419 (but the total doesn’t include the Gift Aid donations.)

Joanne said: “I decided to raise money for Cancer Research UK as I have personally known survivors, and sadly some losses to cancer. I have also been raising money for the Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement Home, as I am a dedicated animal lover.

“My heartfelt thanks go to all those that supported and sponsored me. Also to Muddy Paws Country Store, P Baines, McLeods of Louth and Heidi’s Dog Clipping and Grooming for holding sponsor forms for me.”