Published: April 26, 2012
Guides from Burnham-On-Sea gear up for 15,000ft parachute jump

Two brave Guides from Burnham-On-Sea are planning to leap out of a plane at 15,000ft to raise funds for a trip to Mexico.

Beth Lavis and Vicky Simmons, pictured, will be doing the tandem jump on May 13th at Dunkeswell Airfield, near Honiton in Devon.

Vicky told "We are doing this to help raise funds for our International Trip next year to Mexico with Girlguiding Somerset."

"We will be staying at Our Cabana, one of the four world guiding centres where we will meet up with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from all over the world. It will be an adventure of a lifetime and we will also be taking part in a community service project during the visit which will directly benefit the local people."

She added: "The parachute jump will be a huge challenge as I am pretty frightened of heights, so this experience will not be easy! Despite the nerves we are both looking forward to doing it - it will be an adventure and a

Beth is a young leader with 1st Berrow Guides and Vicky is Brown Owl at 1st Berrow Brownies. The pair have been asking local businesses in Burnham to sponsor them and the response has been positive. "We would like to thank GH Tyres Ltd, June and Terry's shop, The Inn Plaice Fish and Chip Shop, Victoria Place Pet Shop, Burnham on Sea Hair Academy, Cafe Aroma, Thomas' Key Cutting and Shoe Menders, Burnham Dental Laboratory, Burnham Insurance Services, Avon Mobility, The Bead Shop, Meyrick Opticians, Home Hardware and The Port Front Cafe," added Vicky.

To sponsor them, visit their Just Giving page here.


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