Great-gran drops in for charity

By Corinne Rein, November 26, 2012
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Helen Woolf making her skydive to raise funds for the cancer charity which has supported her for 13 years

Helen Woolf making her skydive to raise funds for the cancer charity which has supported her for 13 years

With her 88th birthday coming up, Poole great-grandma Helen Woolf felt it was time to show her appreciation to the About Face charity for helping her cope with skin cancer for 13 years.

Setting her sights way above the standard’s octogenarian’s fundraiser, she opted to skydive from a height of 10,000 feet at the Old Sarum Airfield, near Salisbury.

As well as bringing in £3,000 for About Face, which she also assists as a volunteer, she hopes to raise sun safety awareness.

Mrs Woolf said the experience had been “marvellous. The scenery was amazing. I could see the Isle of Wight. I’d be happy to do it again.”

Last updated: 9:45am, November 26 2012