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Yarmouth College students' plane jump

PUBLISHED: 12:30 07 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:58 30 June 2010

Kerri Lee (right) and Jade Hunter

Kerri Lee (right) and Jade Hunter

Two Great Yarmouth College students are steeling their nerves to jump out of a plane more than two miles off the ground to raise money for the Youth Cancer Trust.

Two Great Yarmouth College students are steeling their nerves to jump out of a plane more than two miles off the ground to raise money for the Youth Cancer Trust.

Kerri Lee and Jade Hunter are making their tandem skydive at 13,000 feet in memory of Kerri's grandfather who died from a brain tumour.

Kerri, 19, has never flown before so her free-fall parachute jump through the clouds later this month will be a double-whammy for her.

Public services students Kerri and Jade, 16, decided to sign up for the fund-raiser for the Youth Cancer Trust after Kerri saw a poster at the college inviting applicants.

Kerri's grandfather Richard Sales died from a brain tumour aged just 36, long before Kerri was born.

She said: “It is something I had always wanted to do and the fact it was for cancer made me more determined. I went back and roped Jade in too. I just thought it would be nice to do something in his memory. You have to raise £395 for the Youth Cancer Trust to make the jump and I have already raised more than £400 so far and have got two weeks to raise more money.”

Kerri said: “We are nervous but are looking forward to the adrenaline rush.”

To sponsor Kerri and Jade contact Nick Cook, Yarmouth College enrichment coordinator on 01493 655261 or n.cook@gyc.ac.uk for details.

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