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Fearless Fundraiser Shows the Sky’s the Limit to Help Marie Curie Cancer Care

Fearless Fundraiser Shows the Sky’s the Limit to Help Marie Curie Cancer Care

High-flyer Katy Heppenstall took the plunge to help raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

High-flyer Katy Heppenstall took the plunge to help raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The 30-year-old celebrated her birthday in style with a tandem skydive from 10,000ft above the Yorkshire coast.

And the lawyer at Slater and Gordon in Sheffield says she can’t wait to take to the skies again.

She said: “We were free falling for about 4,000ft before my tandem instructor pulled the parachute. We then played in the clouds for a while and he gave me the handles of the parachute so I could spin us around.

“The feeling was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before – the adrenaline rush with the world hurtling towards me at 250mph was pretty crazy!

“Although the g-force and freezing air up there made it difficult to breathe at first, I wasn’t too scared as I’ve always wanted to do it and it was an incredible day.”

Katy, who lives in Sheffield, was given extra motivation by family, friends and workmates who have sponsored her £400 so far with donations still pouring in.

The money will go to Marie Curie, who cared for her partner’s father before his death from lung cancer earlier this year.

She added: “It was all very sudden and he was moved to the Marie Curie hospice in Bradford for his last two weeks.

“They were amazing and made him so comfortable. He absolutely loved the hospice and wanted to give something back so I thought I’d do my skydive for him.”