Skydivers go to great heights to raise money for Bridge for Heroes based in King’s Lynn

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A team of brave skydivers are celebrating completing their heady challenge and raising around £1,900 in support of the Bridge For Heroes, based in King's Lynn.

Emma Boler, Paul Holley-Smith, Keith Varney, Laura Catlow, Charles Dennett - or 'Posh Charles' as he is known on KLFM - and Kelly Seaman - the mayor's officer - met at North London Skydiving Centre to jump from around 13,000ft.

Mrs Boler, 29 of Tilney St Lawrence, said: 'I hadn't been nervous about it at all. I had been so looking forward to it and I was the first one out so it really helped I didn't have to sit and wait.

'It's really strange, I thought my stomach was going to come up to my throat. It was actually quite euphoric, it was peaceful up there and the view for miles was brilliant.'

Mrs Catlow, who organised the event yesterday, added: 'It looked like a patchwork quilt below me, it was beautiful.'

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The Bridge For Heroes helps the armed forces community, veterans and their families.

Each participant aimed to raise at least £500 but the total has not yet been confirmed.

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For 65-year-old Keith Varney, of King's Lynn, the challenge was a little more difficult because he is scared of heights.

'I just closed my eyes,' he added.

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