VIDEO: South Elkington women completes her daring charity sky dive

South Elkington woman Joanne Thompson has fulfilled her ambition to skydive for charity, leaping out of a plane from 15,000 feet all in the name of charity.

Joanne, who turned 40 in November, has ticked off one of the challenges from her bucket list after completing the jump on Wednesday (September 3).

Joanne Thompson from South Elkington took the plunge on Wednesday.

Joanne Thompson from South Elkington took the plunge on Wednesday.

Joanne said: “Doing a skydive is something I’ve been wanting to add to my bucket list and after I turned 40 last year, I thought now was the ideal time to take the plunge.

“I am raising money for Cancer Research UK as I have personally known survivors, and sadly some losses, to cancer and I hope during my lifetime, we will see a breakthrough in cancer cure and prevention.

“I have also been raising money for the Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement Home, as I am a dedicated animal lover. I was going to raise money for the Ark anyway but I sadly lost my Westie, 14-year-old Rosie, last weekend so in a way it’s nice to be raising the money in memory of her.”

Joanne has raised over £340 for the Ark so far, and over £290 for Cancer Research UK so far.

Sponsor forms for Joanne’s skydive will be around in various local shops until September 17, including McLeods in Bridge Street, P Baines and Co in Eastgate, Heidi’s Dog Clipping and Grooming in Belvoir Way, and the Muddy Paws Country Store in South Elkington.

Alternatively, visit Joanne’s online fundraising page at www.just