Skydive nets charity £4k

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SUDBURY sales supervisor Arwen Wilson, 26, is walking on air following a successful 12,000ft skydive for charity.

Arwen joined a team of other tandem skydivers for her recent jump and, between them, they raised £4,000 for The Stroke Association.

Earlier this year, she braved fire-walking on hot coals to raises more money for the charity.

Arwen, who works as a telesales supervisor for the mobility company TGA in Sudbury, said: “As you dive, it seems such a long time before the parachute opens, although it is probably only a matter of seconds.

“From take off to landing, it only took 20 minutes and was over in a flash – I will definitely do it again.”

She said the charity does a lot for the community. “The Stroke Association local branch – Success After Stroke – is a fantastic group of volunteers who make a real pro-active difference to so many less able individuals.

“I felt compelled to continue the fundraising and joined around 40 other tandem skydivers who were all jumping for the same charity.

“I personally raised more than £300 that has contributed to the overall £4,000 raised, which could be nearer £5,000 when all online collections are in,” she added.