Julie takes 15,000ft plunge for charity

PUBLISHED: 20:00 27 July 2011

Julie Wingrove midway through her skydive

Julie Wingrove midway through her skydive


A WOMAN was so grateful for the treatment offered to her in-laws by Weston Hospicecare that she jumped out of a plane for the charity.

Locking Road, Weston resident Julie Wingrove did a 15,000ft skydive for the charity at Dunkeswell airfield in Devon earlier this month after it helped treat her mother-in-law June for breast cancer, and father-in-law Arthur for pancreatic cancer.

After raising £1,100 through the daring stunt, the 47-year-old mother of two said: “It was good to do it and I’m glad I did, but I don’t think I’d try it again. I ended up with lots of bruises from when the parachute opened.

“I’d like to say thanks to everyone who supported me by sponsoring me.”

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