A brave mother of two is set to tackle her fears and take to the skies to jump out of a plane in a bid to raise funds for a worthy cause.
Joanna Terrett, 36, of Severn Close, Oakham, has challenged herself to do a skydive in aid of Parkinson’s UK.
Joanna, who is a healthcare assistant at Rutland Memorial Hospital, said: “Part of me is excited but part of me is very nervous.
“It’s going to be a challenge because I don’t like heights.
“I just thought it was something a bit different and I wanted to push myself.”
Parkinson’s UK is a charity that aims to find a cure and improve life for anyone living with the disease.
Joanna raised more than £350 for the charity in July last year by shaving her hair off at the hospital in front of colleagues.
Joanna said her two sons Daniel, nine, and Sam, seven, had mixed views over her challenge.
She said: “Daniel thinks I’m brave but doesn’t really want me to it.
“Sam’s worried I’m going to break a bone but is supporting me.
“I’m hoping to raise about £500 for the charity. If I get more than that it will be a bonus.
“I often see a lot of patients with Parkinson’s disease and when I was young I remember a family friend having it. It’s always stuck with me and that’s why I always choose to raise funds for the charity.
“I just want to be able to help.”
Joanna’s jump is taking place at Langar airfield near Nottingham in September.
To sponsor her, visit www.justgiving.com/Joanna-Terrett2