Long Stratton teenager Ellie Reynolds set for skydive for British Heart Foundation

A teenager with a head for heights is set to freefall from 10,00ft to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Nineteen-year-old Ellie Reynolds, from Long Stratton, will take off from Beccles Airfield on July 21 for the skydive to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

The fundraiser arranged the event because both her grandfathers suffer with coronary problems. Both have had heart attacks and one suffers from congestive cardiac failure.

The A-Level student said: 'It's charities like the British Heart Foundation that help so many people with heart problems. My granddad, 82, who has congestive cardiac failure has also had a stent in his heart, and receives fantastic care from the cardiac nurses which enables him to lead a good life. This has always been his favourite charity and I want to make him proud by doing this for him.'

'I'm really looking forward to the jump; it's a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience, and it's for such a good cause. It is perfectly timed, too, as I will have finished all of my A-Level exams.'

Alex Mayer, British Heart Foundation manager for East Anglia, added: 'Heart disease is an urgent problem and the British Heart Foundation can only continue to fund cardiac nurses, pioneering research and equipment for hospitals thanks to donations from generous hearted people like Ellie.'

To sponsor her, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EllieReynolds

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