Jumping out of a plane, strapped to another human, and falling thousands of feet may not be on the top of many people’s to-do list but one Brechin woman did just that to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Jodi Scott, who has taken part in a number of charity events over the years, decided to take part in this challenge after hearing the devastating news that her aunt, Elizabeth Davidson (53), had been diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.
After a false start, when the original date for the sky-dive was cancelled due to the weather, Jodi took to the sky at the beginning of the month at Strathallan, Perth.
When talking about her reasons for choosing sky diving as a fund-raiser she said: “It’s something I have always wanted to do. Cancer is a horrible disease that has no boundaries and hits so many people and families. Maybe just maybe we will finally find a cure to this terrible disease.”
Jodi originally aimed to raise £1,000 for the charity but donations came in thick and fast taking the total raised up to £1,670.
She presented the cheque Alana Loudon from the Angus committee of Cancer Research UK at the Stables - where she had previously held a charity pub quiz to raise money for the fund.
Sadly Elizabeth passed away shortly after the cheque presentation took place.