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Children's charity to hold skydiving weekends

By West Briton  |  Posted: February 05, 2014

By Chris Matthews

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A LOCAL charity is offering people the chance to face their fears and take part in a skydive from 10,000ft.

Children's Hospice South West has organised three skydiving weekends at Perranporth airfield to raise money for Little Harbour, its hospice near St Austell.

Kiley Tellam who completed the skydive last year in aid of Little Harbour, said: "After six months of car boot sales, supermarket store collections and badgering our friends to donate, our team took to the skies in Perranporth.

"I moved towards the edge of the plane, crossed my arms on my chest and took the leap of faith. The only word that can describe it is exhilarating and most importantly our team raised over £2,000 to go towards the running costs of Little Harbour."

Little Harbour cares and supports children with life-limiting conditions and relies heavily on donations made from the public to operate.

The first skydive weekend will take place on February 22 and 23, with further events planned in June and September.

For information on how to take part, call Little Harbour on 01726 871800.

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