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Students to skydive for cancer charity

Posted 6 February 2012

We feel that it will be an amazing experience that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

Leah, Caroline and Emma

Two Harper Adams students are preparing to take to the skies to raise vital funds for a cancer charity.

Emma Page and Caroline Bromley, both from Shropshire, hope to raise at least £400 each for Breakthrough Breast Cancer by taking part in a skydive.

The students, who are working towards qualifications in Veterinary Nursing, are also being joined by their friend Leah Harrop, from Hednesford, Staffordshire. Together they are aiming to collect £1,500.

20-year-old Emma Page from Beckbury, said: “We decided to do the skydive as a challenge, as it is something that is on all of our life 'to do' lists.

“We feel that it will be an amazing experience that we will remember for the rest of our lives, and doing it for such a good cause makes it even more worthwhile.”

Emma and 24-year-old Caroline from Eaton Mascott, are currently working at E.C Straiton Veterinary Hospital in Penkridge. This is where they met Leah and arranged the skydive.

Emma added: “At first we had feelings of excitement but as soon as we booked the jump our feelings turned to apprehension.

“We are now very nervous and hope we can bring ourselves to dive into the abyss when the time comes!

“We have taken part in a two-mile sponsored walk in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People but other than that, this is our first major fundraiser.”

The skydive is due to take place at Whitchurch Airfield on April 21. To donate, visit here.

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