Published On: Tue, Aug 5th, 2014 on 3:36 pm

Opticians brave 10,000ft skydive for cancer charity

Victoria Chen Charity Skydive

Victoria faced her fears and skydived for charity

Two opticians have faced their fears by taking part in a charity skydive in order to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Victoria Chen, dispenser and Sophie Goodier, dispensing optician from Specsavers in Crossgates, Leeds, plucked up the courage to jump out of a plane over Bridlington from 10,000ft to raise over £1,600 for charity.

Ms Chen recounted: “The initial jump out of the plane was very nerve-wracking, but once the parachute opened there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and we could see for miles. As soon as I got to the bottom I wanted to do it again.

“Both Sophie and I are really pleased with the amount we have raised for such an worthwhile charity.”

The money raised will go towards a specialist teenage cancer unit in St James Hospital in Leeds, funded by the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The unit, which provides an environment helping improve survival rates and ensure a better future for patients and their families, provides a home for 17 to 24-year-olds who are suffering from cancer.

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