Lauren’s flying high after skydive raises £1,170 for charity

Lauren Luetchford of Winslow Sports Club hands over a cheque to Alec's Angels. From the left, Brian Jarvis of Alec's Angels, Lauren Luetchford and Kelvin Willis, Chairman of Winslow Sports Club. PNL-140830-194347009
Lauren Luetchford of Winslow Sports Club hands over a cheque to Alec's Angels. From the left, Brian Jarvis of Alec's Angels, Lauren Luetchford and Kelvin Willis, Chairman of Winslow Sports Club. PNL-140830-194347009

A teenager has overcome her fear of heights to jump out of an aircraft for a children’s cancer charity.

Lauren Luetchford, aged 18, from Winslow, raised £1,170 from a charity skydive in aid of Alec’s Angels, which is this year’s designated charity for Winslow Sports Club, where she works as bar manager.

She is pictured with club chairman Kelvin Willis, handing over a cheque to Alec’s Angels founder Brian Jarvis.

Lauren, who is off to university to study education studies, said: “Because I’m going to uni, I wanted to do something adventurous. I have a fear of heights and flying so I wanted to challenge myself. It was very scary but I put on a brave face so no-one knew I was scared. Now I’m trying to think of bigger and better things I can do next year.”