A KEIGHLEY teenager and her boss took a flying leap to raise cash for the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

Amber Bradley and Selina McAndrew flew higher than originally planned before taking part in their charity skydive last month.

Amber’s mum Rachel said: “They paid extra to go 5,000ft higher so the final jump was 15,000 ft – wow, I’m a super-proud mum!"

Rachel said she was really proud of her daughter, who regularly raises money for charity.

Selina McAndrew, 33, had said she was “petrified” at the prospect of taking part in the parachute jump near Lancaster on April 26 alongside 16-year-old Amber.

Amber, of Fell Lane, is a student at Craven College. She also works part time as a host at Party Hub, in Keighley, which is owned by Selina.

Selina, who lives in Ingrow, is scared of heights but wanted to do something outside her comfort zone in solidarity with parents who had lost children to cancer.

She said: “My cousin lost her husband to Ewing’s Sarcoma. He was 26 when he was diagnosed and died aged 27. This is a type of bone cancer that’s rare in adults and is more common in children.

“We wanted to raise awareness of Ewing’s Sarcoma as well as raise money. We work with children all the time at Party Hub and see many who’ve either been diagnosed with cancer, are going through chemotherapy or are in recovery.”

People can visit Selina and Amber’s Skydive page on the JustGiving website to sponsor them. The skydive has already raised £1,090, surpassing the pair’s original target of £1,000.