Birthday skydive for Chloe

Chloe Garner preparing to do a skydive in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Chloe Garner preparing to do a skydive in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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A WISBECH teenager has sacrificed presents for her 16th birthday to take part in a charity skydive in memory of a school friend.

Chloe Garner went to the North London Parachute Centre in Wimblington on Friday – her 16th birthday – to do a fundraising skydive for the Teenage Cancer Trust, in memory of Jack Thulborn, a fellow student at Wisbech Grammar School who lost his battle with leukaemia last year aged 16.

She asked her family to pay the £200 cost of the skydive instead of giving her birthday presents.

She said: “The jump was awesome! As soon as I landed I wanted to go back up again. It was quite emotional when I landed and there were tears from both me and my mum as we remembered the cause of the jump.”

Chloe was also very impressed to receive a letter from Prince Harry, who she had invited along. He unfortunately could not attend but wished her luck.

Chloe has broken her fundraising target but donations can still be made at www.justgiving.com/chloe-garner