Leap of faith for nursery staff

Fromleft, Kirsty Beckles , Rachel Smith, Coral Horn and  Sandra Mugridge from Cowplain Day Nursery

Fromleft, Kirsty Beckles , Rachel Smith, Coral Horn and Sandra Mugridge from Cowplain Day Nursery

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Parents and toddlers from the Christ Church Hall group in Widley, after Daryn Brewer presented them with 40 brand new safety mugs. The mugs will be used for parents' and carers' hot tea and coffee during their weekly social meetings.

CAPTION: Parents and toddlers from the Christ Church Hall group in Widley

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A NURSERY school owner roped in her colleagues to take part in some fundraising by jumping out of an aeroplane with her.

Sandra Mugridge, who runs Cowplain Day Nursery, in Padnell Road, Waterlooville, said it had been her lifelong ambition to do a skydive but didn’t want to do it on her own.

Three friends from the nursery said they would be up for it and together they made the 11,000ft leap of faith earlier this month at Old Sarum, in Wiltshire.

Mrs Mugridge said: ‘I was really, really excited about doing it – until I actually got up there.

‘Looking outside the plane was the most petrifying experience of my entire life. For a moment I didn’t think I could do it.

‘But I did it and it was breathtaking. Watching the land below and the noise rushing past my ears was fantastic.

‘Once I landed I wanted to do it again.’

Mrs Mugridge was joined by colleagues Rachel Smith, 29, Kirsty Beckles, 21, and 18-year-old Coral Horn.

Together they have raised just under £2,300 which will be split between the charity Dreams Come True, which grants wishes for terminally ill children,and the outdoor classroom in Joey’s Field, a piece of land used by Padnell Infant School for outdoor work.

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