Ribble Valley aunt and niece do charity skydive

Charlotte Haworth and Susan Kenyon
Charlotte Haworth and Susan Kenyon

A DAREDEVIL Ribble Valley woman and her niece have raised £600 for two good causes by completing a skydive.

Susan Kenyon, who lives in Barrow, and Charlotte Haworth (21), of Whalley, completed the skydive challenge at the North West Parachute Centre.

Charlotte, who recently graduated with a business studies degree and is now working at Mortimers Estate Agents, Blackburn, decided to take part in the challenge to raise money for East Lancashire Hospice, while Susan, an administration manager at Pleckgate High School, Blackburn, raised money for Multiple Sclerosis.

Charlotte said: “As my auntie Susan is a bit of a daredevil, I knew she would be the perfect person to ask to take part in this challenge.

“I had never done anything like this before. On the day, the weather looked extremely ominous so the flow of the day was interrupted waiting for black clouds to pass.

“When it finally was our turn, the sun came out! We both went up in the same aeroplane and jumped out with our instructors one after another at 120mph.”

Susan also enjoyed the dive. She said: “I had never done anything like this before.” Susan decided to raise money for multiple sclerosis after her mum died from the condition aged just 34. Both Susan and Charlotte are grateful for all the donations they have received and the £600 will be split between the two worthwhile charities.