Alburgh woman raises thousands of pounds running and skydiving
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.
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.