BRIDGWATER NEWS: From skydiving to wing-walking
A STAFF member at Chilton Trinity School has raised nearly £1,000 for two charities after hurtling 15,000ft from an aeroplane in a skydive and is now already planning her next fundraising adventure.
Helen McElligott, reception manager at Chilton Trinity, is now looking at another plane-inspired daredevil act – wing-walking.
Her skydive efforts from 15,000ft – which is the highest you can jump from without oxygen – has raised money for the Musgrove Leukaemic Group .
"I really loved the jump,” said Helen. “I wasn't scared in the slightest and can't now wait for the wing-walking. Others have inspired me so much which is why I wanted to do the jump.
"My close dear friend, Margaret Smith, does a lot for the MLGS charity and I wanted to raise the money in recognition for all her hard work and commitment."
Helen also raised money for Bloodwise in memory of a former student and well-known member of the Bridgwater community, Luke Buckingham, who died in November 2015 after bravely fought battle with leukaemia.
PHOTO – TOP: Fundraiser Helen McElligott (right) with Chilton Trinity student Tia Chedzoy and fellow charity fundraiser Margaret Smith.