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Friends to make the jump for a great cause

Stamford Queen Eleanor School pupils Will Painter and Jorden Laine-Turner, who have organised a skydive in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Stamford Queen Eleanor School pupils Will Painter and Jorden Laine-Turner, who have organised a skydive in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

 

A group of school friends have organised a skydive to raise funds for a good cause - and have even persuaded teachers to take part.

Pupils at Stamford Queen Eleanor School will jump out of a plane from 10,000ft in the air later this year.

The fundraising project has been organised by a group of Year 11s led by Jordan Laine-Turner and Will Painter, both 16.

Both boys have siblings with cystic fibrosis and decided to support and raise awareness of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Jordan, from Thurlby, was inspired by his brother Jack, 11, who is a pupil at Bourne Academy.

Jordan said he wanted to get the whole school involved, adding: “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience as not many people get to experience the exhilarating feeling that you get whilst jumping from a plane at 10,000ft.

“So this is the perfect opportunity to do so, whilst providing support for a very deserving charity.”

Jordan tried to get as many of his teachers involved as possible and has so far managed to convince 10 to make the jump.

He wanted to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis, which affects 5,000 people in the UK. He said: “Other than the families themselves aren’t really many people who know about it.”

Will, who lives in Wittering, decided to raise money for the charity because his sister Isabelle Cawser, nine, has cystic fibrosis.

He believes it is important people know how the condition can affect the whole family.

He said: “Things take a lot of time. Every morning, for example, rather than everyone having a normal routine, things take double the time because Isabelle has to take her medication.”

But the boys, who are both prefects at their school, know they are raising money for a good cause.

Jordan said: “The charity is trying to find new cures and doing research.”

He added: “Jack just wants to see me jump out of a plane.”

The pupils have not yet set a date for their jump but hope to arrange something for the summer so as many of their school friends as possible can take part.

If you would like to sponsor the pupils on their skydiveou can make a donation by visit ingwww.justgiving.com/Jordan-Laine-Turner

 

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