Charity para jump

PUBLISHED: 16:34 28 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:24 10 June 2010

MONDAY, JULY 28: FIVE Exmouth women are preparing for a parachute jump to raise money for Hospiscare. The jump will be taking place on the September 14 with the Army Parachute Association at Nether Avon airfield. Hannah Burford, 31, Christine Reed, 25 and Lindsay Jarwoo

FIVE Exmouth women are preparing for a parachute jump to raise money for Hospiscare. The jump will be taking place on the September 14 with the Army Parachute Association at Nether Avon airfield. Hannah Burford, 31, Christine Reed, 25 and Lindsay Jarwood, 30, travel agents at Travelworld, Exmouth, along with Hannah's mum, Rita Burford, 62, and friend Vanessa Thompson, 35, are calling themselves "Travelworld falling angels" - and are all feeling "excited but nervous".They chose Hospiscare over other charities because, when Lindsay's mum died last year they "were superb in supporting her mum and family". Also, it is a local charity that "any of us might need one day", Christine added. They will be taking part in a tandem jump from a plane 12 or 13 thousand feet high and free falling for two minutes when they will reach speeds of 140mph before the parachute is released. Lindsay said: "None of us have done anything like this before. I have always wanted to do a jump." It was Christine who came up with the idea in April as her brother had previously taken part in abseiling for charity, so this sparked her imagination. Some £988 has already been raised through donations from the family, friends, clients and tour operators and local businesses have begun to show their support. Their goal is to raise £1500 by the 'jump day'. l If you would like to sponsor the girls for Hospiscare, you can visit them in Travelworld, Exmouth, or donate online at www.justgiving. com/christinereed.

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