Caring sisters plan a charity skydive

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Two sisters are jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet to raise money for a charity that supports missing people.

Caring sisters Olivia and Amelia Swinscoe from Brinsley have decided to take on a charity skydive to support the Missing People Charity.

Since leaving Hucknall National, where Amelia is currently a year 11 student, Olivia, has gone on to Sheffield University to do a Lloyds Scholarship and Internship – part of which includes charity fundraising and volunteering to help worthy causes.

When the 19-year-old was considering her charity options she was introduced to Missing People, a voluntary organisation that provides lifelines to individuals and families of missing or suicidal people.

Olivia, who is a leader with a Guide group in Sheffield and 16-year-old Amelia, who is a young leader with the 1st Greasley Guides, are no strangers to helping good causes, having raised a considerable amount for charity in the past.

The sisters, who aim to raise in excess of £1,000, will be free falling at 120 mph when they take to the air at Langar Airfield on March 8.

The pair have arranged a busy programme of events to fund the skydive, with bag packs at local stores, collections in Nottingham and Sheffield, and jumble sales.

Olivia and Amelia’s mum, Vicky, said: “More than 250,000 people run away or go missing each year. My girls have always been mindful of the needs of others and I am really proud that they are doing this to help to a worthy cause.”

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