Pupil takes leap of faith in grandma’s memory

PUBLISHED: 07:23 21 May 2019 | UPDATED: 07:23 21 May 2019

Dylan Webb completed a skydive for charity.

Dylan Webb completed a skydive for charity.

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A Cheddar pupil has taken a leap of faith for charity in memory of his grandma.

Dylan Webb, a year 11 student from The Kings Of Wessex Academy, took part in a sky dive for St Margaret's Hospice.

It was Dylan's first time jumping out of an aeroplane after he took to the sky during the Easter holidays on April 12 in Devon.

At a dizzying height of 15,000ft, Dylan - strapped to his instructor Neil - leapt from the plane and plunged back down to the ground.

Dylan described the whole experience as 'exhilarating' after he was struck by below freezing temperatures in the blue skies.

The whole event has now raised £770 for the hospice.

Headteacher Gavin Ball said: "I am very proud of Dylan for his heroic sky dive to raise money for the worthy cause. I can tell this was a wonderful experience which Dylan will always remember."

To support Dylan's efforts, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dylan-webb


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