The prospect of jumping from a plane from a height of 10,000 feet and hurtling through the air at a speed of 142 miles per minute is enough to scare the living daylights out of most people.
However Clonmel woman Anne Kerton is very much looking forward to performing a parachute jump for charity.
“I have no fear of it whatsoever. I think I was meant to do it”, she says.
Anne, from Bianconi Drive, will undertake the skydive in the New Year in Edenderry in Co. Offaly in aid of the Cancer CARE Support Centre in Wellington Street in Clonmel, which provides a warm, safe and confidential environment for cancer sufferers and their families.
The parachute jump may be some months away but Anne is already busy raising funds and to date has collected almost €1,000. She is grateful to Breda Ryan and Grainne Myall - who are pictured above at the presentation of a cheque for €275 from Pulse Logistics - for all their help with the fundraising, which continues with a three-day bag pack from this Thursday to Saturday at Tesco Clonmel.