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Alburgh woman raises thousands of pounds running and skydiving

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An Alburgh woman has continued her relentless fundraising efforts by completing a nerve-jangling skydive.

Melanie Tyerman, 47, lost her father and step father to pancreatic cancer and has been running marathons to raise money for the past year.

Having completed a virtual London Marathon at the start of the month, Mrs Tyerman, of Low Road, opted for a change of pace – and a higher view point – when she jumped out of an aeroplane from 15,000 feet on Friday.

Mrs Tyerman has raised thousands of pounds for Pancreatic Cancer UK
Mrs Tyerman has raised thousands of pounds for Pancreatic Cancer UK

She has now raised around £3,200 for charity in the last month alone.

“I was really calm,” she said. “Which is surprising since I am terrified of heights and flying.

“I absolutely loved it. It was truly amazing. My instructor didn’t like the unicorn flapping in his face though.

“As soon as I landed, I was looking at solo jumps.

“It’s either that, or flying lessons. I have considered wing walking, too – that looks epic. Anything to raise more money and awareness.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation to Melanie’s fundraising page can do so by searching for her by name at www.justgiving.com.

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