Flying novice lines up skydive in aid of Dream-A-Way

PUBLISHED: 15:42 26 February 2015 | UPDATED: 13:04 12 March 2015

Rebecca Hancock who is doing a sky dive is pictured with Mike Rock from Dream-A-Way. Ref mhh 3672-09-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Rebecca Hancock who is doing a sky dive is pictured with Mike Rock from Dream-A-Way. Ref mhh 3672-09-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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Eighteen-year-old Rebecca Hancock is taking on the skydive - despite having only flown on a plane once in her life.

A Honiton teenager is preparing to plunge 15,000ft for charity - despite having only been on a plane once in her life.

Eighteen-year-old Rebecca Hancock is taking on the skydive as part of an inter-work challenge set by her employers, Bath Travel.

“I have always wanted to do it,” the apprentice travel consultant said. “The jump is quite scary but it is for a good cause.”

Rebecca, who lives in Mount Close, Honiton, will team up with colleagues from Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton and other towns across East Devon to complete the jump at Dunkeswell Airfield on Saturday, April 25.

In all, 11 staff members from Bath Travel will take the daring jump for charity.

All proceeds raised from the jump will be donated to Exminster charity Dream-A-Way, an organisation which arranges activities, holidays and days out for disadvantaged families.

The volunteer committee members also use their time to raise money to fund the trips and actively seek out opportunities to help people across the South West.

“I am trying to raise £500,” Rebecca added. “But if I could beat that, it would be really good.”

Chris Smith, manager of Honiton’s branch of Bath Travel, said: “Rebecca only flew for the first time in December so this is a really big deal for her.”

Anyone who wants to donate to Rebecca’s jump can do so by visiting her online fundraising page - www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/REBECCAHANCOCK

For more information about Dream-A-Way and what the charity does, call 07796 442144.


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