Village group set for boost from woman’s skydive

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A Glemsford woman will complete her first skydive to raise money for a community group that helps village causes.

Hazel Toner, 42, from Long Pastures, has not been on a plane since the age of four but will throw herself out of one on July 10.

She has been collecting sponsorship money from friends and regulars at The Angel pub where she works, with all proceeds going to Glemsford Angels, which supports and raises money for village events and groups.

“As the skydive is getting closer, I am getting a bit more scared,” said Mrs Toner.

Her husband Alan completed more than 400 skydives as a member of Army display teams. After some convincing, he has helped organise his wife’s attempt.

“We have been to a few events that Glemsford Angels have put on and they do an absolutely amazing job,” said Mrs Toner. “It really is villagers looking after villagers.”

Mrs Toner has raised £800 from pub regulars alone. Sponsorship forms are available from Hunts Hill Stores, The Angel and other Glemsford pubs.