A WOMAN is set to take the plunge for a good cause.

Laura Belcher, 30, is all set to make a skydive from 15,000 feet to raise funds for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice at Oxenhope.

Laura will make her adrenaline-fuelled leap on Thursday, May 17, at Skydive Hibaldstow, a parachuting and skydiving centre in North Lincolnshire.

She said: “I think it’s the thrill of it – I like to push myself to the limits.”

Laura’s proud parents, Colin and Gaile Whitaker, are going along to support her.

As a novice, she will make a ‘tandem skydive’, strapped to a fully qualified instructor.

“Doing a skydive is a personal goal of mine,” said Laura, who lives in Silsden.

“It’s one of the things on my bucket list and I thought it would be even better if I could do it and raise some money for Manorlands.”

Having covered the cost of the skydive herself, all the money she raises in sponsorship will go to Manorlands, helping provide vital care and support for people with life-limiting conditions.

“Sue Ryder is such a good cause,” said Laura. “Manorlands is there for everybody and so many people, me included, have a loved one who has benefited from it.”

Having worked for ten years at Acorn Stairlifts, in Steeton, Laura is no stranger to supporting Sue Ryder. The company adopted Manorlands as its local good cause in 2013 and this year hopes to take its fundraising total past the £100,000 mark through various in-house initiatives and staff taking on sponsored challenges.

Laura has previously taken part in Sue Ryder events including the Starlight Hike and Keighley Big K 10k run.

To make a donation to her skydive challenge, visit her online fundraising page at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LauraBelcher2