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Parachute jump friends hand over proceeds from their leap for Manorlands
3:10pm Friday 25th October 2013 in Keighley
Sutton teenagers Rachel Hargreaves and Rebecca Barrett have handed over the £1,907 proceeds of their parachute jump.
The 18-year-old friends decided to take the leap in aid of Manorlands because they had family and friends cared for by the hospice. The pair originally planned to skydive in August soon after completing their A-levels at South Craven School in Cross Hills.
But their jump at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Lancaster had to be cancelled at the last minute because of the weather conditions.
Manorlands fundraiser Andrew Wood said the girls, who eventually did the jump on September 8, had raised a fantastic amount of money.
He said: “Rachel and Rebecca have done brilliantly and the girls really enjoyed the experience.
“They both recommend this as a great fun way to raise funds for our work at the hospice.”
Rachel and Rebecca took part in the Race for Life at Skipton last year, and decided to do a parachute jump this time because they were not available for the 2013 Race for Life.
Following their studies at South Craven School, Rachel decided to do a foundation course in art at Bradford College and Rebecca wanted to study dance at the University of Central Lancashire.