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Holly Ure completing a sky dive.
Holly Ure completing a sky dive.
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Birthday girl Holly Ure celebrated her 18th by throwing herself out of a plane - and raised nearly £1,000 for doing it.

Holly, from Gosport, made the leap from 10,000ft to mark her birthday and raise money for charity.

The money the daredevil teenager raised will go towards building a dance studio at Thorngate Halls in Gosport.

Holly says: ‘It was the most amazing feeling and when I looked up I just wanted to go and do it all again.

‘It was absolutely amazing although it was really cold.

‘Up in the sky it was something like -10C and you could really feel it.

‘I was nervous but mostly excited and I was really looking forward to doing it.’

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