Wheathampstead accountant praised for adrenalin-rushing skydive

PUBLISHED: 14:32 27 May 2011

Beverley Turner jumps for charity

Beverley Turner jumps for charity

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Accountant praised for adrenalin-rushing skydive

A WHEATHAMPSTEAD accountant unleashed her daredevil side to disprove the famous Monty Python line that accountants are “too boring to be of interest,” by jumping from a plane to raise money for cancer research.

Beverley Turner, a partner of Lamburn and Turner chartered accountancy, described the 10,000 feet skydive as, “the most exhilarating experience of my life.”

She has raised about £1,500 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer (BBC) which researches diagnoses, treatments and ways to prevent all types of the disease.

Beverley said: “It’s something I have always wanted to do. So many of my friends have overcome breast cancer in recent years and this was the least I could do.

“Breast cancer affects 46,000 women each year and BBC does a fantastic job in supporting them.”

She enjoyed the adrenalin rush of waiting to jump, her stomach and heart, “doing somersaults and then falling from the plane head first, the wind rushing past, and the peace and gentle float to the ground. It was amazing.”

Beverley is trying to raise a total £2,000 through www.justgiving.com/Bev-Turner and has attracted praise from contributers. Prior to the jump one woman reminded her to, “try not to bounce [as] your clients and friends need you” and another wit asked whether the insurance was up-to-date.

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