Brave St Albans woman takes the plunge for charity

Left to right: Paul Cramp, Dan Parkes and Claire Paas.

Left to right: Paul Cramp, Dan Parkes and Claire Paas. - Credit: Archant

Undeterred by windy weather, a local woman has raised more than £1,000 by taking part in a charity skydive.

Claire Paas, of Dean Paas Mortgages in St Albans, joined Paul Cramp, who works at Amberley Landscaping and Gardening in Markyate and Watford businessman, Dan Parkes, to tackle an 11,000ft skydive.

The trio’s first scheduled dive was postponed due to weather conditions but they returned a week later to Sibson Aerodrome in Peterborough, to fall from the sky in aid of disadvantaged young people in the area.

The money raised will go to Transitions UK - a charity that supports people aged 14-25, who are struggling with poverty, unemployment and a range of personal and social issues.

Royal Overton, chief executive for Transitions UK, said: “We are very grateful to Paul, Dan and Claire for choosing to raise money for our charity.

“They raised enough funds to support a young person with special needs for six months and had tremendous fun in the process.”