scared of heights... but completes daring 15,000ft skydive!
scared of heights failed to halt Sherrie Steane from Burnham-On-Sea
leaping out of a plane at 15,000ft to raise funds for Secret World
Wildlife Rescue this week.
Sherrie was persuaded to take the plunge by her boyfriend, Simon
Butson, who had long harboured an ambition to try skydiving.
Sherrie, 22, only agreed to join him if it meant she could raise
money for Secret World.
overcoming her fears for what she said was the "most terrifying
and amazing experience of her life", Sherrie has raised £240
for the centre, where her mum, Lorraine Goss, used to help out
as a volunteer.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Im a bit scared of heights
and a bit scared of flying but Simon had always wanted to have
a go at skydiving."
the aircraft I was quite nervous but my instructor who
was also called Simon - was great."
jumped in tandem and were the last to leave the plane for about
a minute of freefall and then about six minutes with the parachute.
It was amazing and gave a real adrenalin rush."
works as an awarding body administrator at Somerset Skills and
Learning while Simon, a printer operator, now hopes to repeat
the adventure next year.
World founder Pauline Kidner said: "We are amazed at the
dedication of people like Sherrie, who take their fears and use
them to raise money for the care of wildlife. Every penny helps
us to save lives, so well done Sherrie!"
Sherrie and Simon during their skydive and back on the ground