Krystle’s leap of faith for cancer charity

Krystle Shaw jumped out a plane to raise money for Cancer Research
Krystle Shaw jumped out a plane to raise money for Cancer Research

A Hove Edge woman jumped out of a plane to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

Twenty-nine year-old Krystle Shaw, of Hove Edge, Brighouse, completed a 15,000 feet skydive for Cancer Research and has raised more than £2,000 for the charity which has helped loved ones in her life.

She travelled to Lincolnshire with friends to take the plunge.

Krystle said she was so nervous ahead of the event.

“I couldn’t eat or sleep the night before and on the way up I just couldn’t look down - I was petrified,” she said.

After free-falling at 140mph, when the parachute opened she said the view was incredible and wanted to experience it all over again when they had landed. Krystle now hopes to do another skydive to help fund cancer research and treatment.

“My family and I only know too well about this disease - many of us have been touched by this horrendous thing that claims so many beautiful lives.

“With every penny donated we are making a difference. I have every faith that one day we will find a cure,” she said.

To donate, visit justgiving.com/krystle-shaw.