THREE brave ladies conquered their fear of heights by leaping out of a plane at 10,000ft.
The trio all work at dental practice Titchfield Dental Health, in Southampton Road, Park Gate, and took on the challenge to raise money for a good cause.
They were inspired to fundraise for the Joe Glover Trust, a Hampshire-based children’s cancer charity which works with families and specialist children’s cancer units across the county.
The children’s cancer charity was set up in 2007 by the parents of eight-year-old Joe Glover after he lost his battle to the rare childhood cancer, non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
Practice manager Sharon Nanson, who has worked at Titchfield Dental Health for 20 years, said the charity was special to the team.
She said: ‘The charity is close to our hearts here at the practice.
‘Our practice principal Clare Chavasse’s son suffered from leukaemia 10 years ago and was on the same children’s cancer ward as Joe – The Piam Brown Ward in Southampton General Hospital.
‘Andrew is now fully recovered but we still raise money for the trust and Piam Brown.’
The three intrepid team members – senior dental nurse Anne Scholey, practice manager Sharon and reception manager Kerrie New – took the ultimate leap of faith earlier this month and skydived from over 10,000 feet.
They each did a tandem skydive and between them they have raised more than £1,500 and counting for The Joe Glover Trust.
Clare supported the ladies and donated, but was away on holiday so could not take part in the jump too.
Sharon said: ‘I work with the best team and wanted to do something completely different to tell everyone about it.
‘I have a real fear of heights and wanted to show that we can achieve anything with a positive mental attitude.’
If you would like to make a donation go to justgiving.com/Sharon-Nanson1