Woman with fear of heights takes on skydive for charity

Paul Underwood, left and Nigel Copley, right, hand the cheque to Jane Horrod, a fundraiser with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

A woman has overcome her fear of heights to take part in a charity skydive for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Paula Underwood, a credit controller with Easby Electronics in Richmond, donated more than £1,500 to the charity after completing the dive.

The amount she raised through sponsorship was added to by her employers to boost the total.

Paula said she scared of heights ahead of the jump but “absolutely loved it”.

“I was really scared before doing it.

“I didn’t know what to expect but I loved it. It’s like no experience I’ve ever had before.”

Nigel Copely, managing director of Easby Electronics, said: “It was a fantastic achievement for Paula take part in the skydive and we wanted to support her fundraising efforts.”