Jodi and Kellie take to the skies in charity dive

Flying Fundraisers: Jodi (left) and Kellie (right) are each doing a tandem sky dive for their separate charities on June 23.

Flying Fundraisers: Jodi (left) and Kellie (right) are each doing a tandem sky dive for their separate charities on June 23.

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Excitement and nerves are building for two Brechin women as their date with a tandem sky dive fast approaches.

Jodi Scott and Kellie Gorman are both taking part in a charity tandem sky dive on June 23 at Strathallan, Perth.

Jodi is raising money for Cancer Research UK, a cause close to her heart after her 53-year-old aunt was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

When talking about her reasons for choosing sky diving as a fund-raiser she said: “It’s something I have always wanted to do.

“I have done race for life and moonlight walks before, but as it’s something very personal now, I wanted to do something bigger.”

So far, Jodi has managed to raise over £1100, and she paid tribute to the customers of her father’s butcher based in Laurencekirk.

She commented: “I want to say a massive thanks to all the customers of P&J Scott Butchers.

“They raised enough money for the jump, plus more to donate to Cancer Research UK.”

Richard Cowie, Cancer Research UK Area Volunteer adviser said: “A massive thank you to Jodi for her support.”

The charity’s ground breaking work into the prevention, diagnoses and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.

This work is funded entirely by the public.

Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to beat cancer.

Kellie, who has already successfully completed a 500-mile static bike challenge, is hoping to raise even more money for Rachel House.

Kellie was prompted to raise money for the Children Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) run hospice, after a family member visited Rachel House, based in Kinross.

At the moment Kellie’s total sits at £700. She opted to do a sky dive after Jodi suggested it.

Kellie said: “I wanted to do something else and when Jodi suggested this, I thought why not?”

CHAS Fundraiser Hannah Archibald said: “All the money Kellie raises will help children and young people with life-shortening conditions from across Scotland who use CHAS services.”

Friends and family are planning on making the trip to Strathallan to show their support to both Jodi and Kellie.

To support Kellie’s challenge visit www.justgiving.com/keliie-gorman . For Jodi’s challenge visit www.justgiving.com/jodi-scott80.