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Big dive raises a sky high sum

PROUD FUNDRAISER Ella Vickers shows off evidence of her feat!

PROUD FUNDRAISER Ella Vickers shows off evidence of her feat!

A Mirfield schoolgirl has raised more than £400 during a charity skydive.

Ella Vickers, 16, who goes to Castle Hall School in Mirfield, lept thousands of feet to raise money for a children’s cancer charity.

Ella said: “I wasn’t really nervous when I was in the plane and about to jump out – just really excited!

“I really wanted to do a skydive, and I am, so glad I did it – the feeling is amazing.

Ella took part ion the skydive in Brigg, Lincolnshire, and raised the money for Children’s Cancer and Leukemia Group charity. She said: “There are a lot of charities that get publicity, but some of them aren’t as recognised and need or help just as much – that is why I chose CCLG.

“I feel like I can go back and do it again and again, but for now I will concetnrate on my GCSEs!”

Her mother Chrissi said: “Ella woke up one day and said ‘mum, I want to do a sky dive’.

“I was very much against it at first, but no sooner had she said this, she had ordered the pack and decided her charity!”

“She is a very selfless person and really puts her heart into things she is involved in.”

If you want to contribute to Ella’s cause, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/EllaVickers.

 

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