St Albans Parkinson’s woman makes a leap of faith

PARKINSON’S disease sufferer Cecily Watson was flying high when she took part in a charity skydive earlier this month.

Cecily, 54, of Marshalswick Lane, joined a team of fundraisers to jump from a plane in order to raise vital funds for Parkinson’s UK.

So far, she has managed to raise over �1,500 for the support and research charity.

The team of 14, which also included former Miss UK, Miss Wales and ex-Gladiators star Amy Guy and staff from the charity, hope to raise over �15,000 in total.

A joyful Cecily said: “That was absolutely brilliant! I was a bit nervous at first but once you’re out of the plane the nerves disappear and you just enjoy the view and the feeling of falling at 120mph. I’d be easily tempted to jump again!”

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The team enjoyed at least 45 seconds freefall followed by a peaceful five-minute parachute ride to the landing point, in front of friends and family.

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