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Burnham pensioner skydives for Weston Hospicecare.
A FEARLESS Burnham pensioner has achieved her dream of skydiving in aid of charity.
Dot Anderson was 72-years-old when she took on the challenge for Weston Hospicecare.
She said: “I've always been a huge supporter of the Hospice movement.
“When I was younger I worked as a district nurse and recently my good friend was looked after and cared for by a Hospice.”
Dot said she decided to do a skydive because her nephew, Michael, is a skydiving instructor in Australia. In fact, Dot has previously done a tandem parachute jump for charity with Michael.
She said of her latest daredevil challenge: “On the day of my jump the only time I ever felt nervous was when I was waiting. The drop zone for the skydive was so vast and beautiful, I sailed through some clouds and was even able to steer my own landing.
“I could have stayed in the skies for ages, even my family said they thought I was never going to come down.”
Weston Hospicecare is encouraging others to take part in a skydiving day on September 28. Call 01934-423900.