24th Oct, 2016

Eve takes plunge in aid of top charity

Evesham Editorial 4th Sep, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A BRAVE young woman put her fear of heights to an end once and for all when she did a skydive to raise money for a Pershore charity.

Eve Grisenthwaite, 22. raised more than £500 after gearing herself up for the huge 10,000ft drop at Tilstock Airfield in Whitchurch in aid of Action on Poverty earlier this month.

Eve was the first ever person to raise money for the charity by doing a skydive and is hoping she can raise enough funds to make a huge difference to some of the world’s poorest people.

Formed in 1984 and situated in Cropthorne, the independent international charity aims to eradicate poverty in the world’s poorest regions – most particularly in Africa and South Asia.

The charity, which this year is celebrating its 30th anniversary, creates safe resolutions for poverty-stricken people which helps transform their lives and their communities.

Eve said she was thrilled to complete the challenge and admitted she was nervous moments before the big jump.

“I’ve never done anything like this before so it was a huge challenge,” she said.

“I couldn’t actually see anything when I set off from the plane as I was sitting looking up rather than down toward the ground.

Once the chute opened I enjoyed the descent and made a perfect landing.”

Andy Jeans, chief executive of Action on Poverty, added: “We are thrilled to hear that Eve has donated sponsorship to APT and

you can be sure that every penny will go to people who really need it.

“I visit our projects regularly and our support makes a huge difference to people’s lives putting food on the table every day all

year around with a little bit extra for schooling and healthcare.”

Visit www.aptenterprise.org.uk for more information about the charity.