Lauren and Natasha gear up for charity skydive

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Two members of staff from Tydd St Giles Golf and Country Club are preparing for a charity skydive they will be doing in May.

Lauren Buckenham and Natasha Nicholls, who work at the country club near Wisbech, will be jumping from a plane in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Receptionist Lauren, who is 19 and lives in Elm, explained: “We’ll be doing the actual jump on Monday, May 13 at 10am.

“There’s not long to go now until we do the skydive and we’re both very excited and nervous.

“We have never done anything like this before and thought it would be a great way to conquer our fear of heights, while also raising money for charity at the same time.”

Lauren and Natasha have been asking for sponsorship via www.justgiving.com/lauren-natasha and have also been collecting donations from visitors to Tydd St Giles Golf & Country Club.

Twenty-one-year-old Natasha from Long Sutton, who works in the Catering Department at the country club, said: “We’d like to thank everyone who has already sponsored us and helped us to raise £1,000.

“We’d like to reach £1,500 by the time we do the jump so would really appreciate any donations anyone is able to give.

“We decided to do the jump in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity as it is such a worthwhile cause that helps so many poorly children. We hope we can raise lots of money to help the charity continue its valuable work.”

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity raises money to enable the hospital to provide world class care and to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses.

Natasha and Lauren will both be doing a tandem jump with an experienced British Parachute Association Instructor and free falling from 13,000 feet at 120 miles per hour for about 55 seconds.