Emma Bridge and instructor falling thumbs up (2)Emma Bridge, a 22-year-old student from Cambridgeshire who’s terrified of heights took part in a tandem skydive on Saturday to raise money for national deafblind charity Sense.

Emma, who is partially sighted and has hearing loss, has raised nearly £7000 so far.

“I know first hand how hard it can be at times to live with both sight and hearing loss. I wanted to raise as much money as possible to support deafblind people overcome some of the challenges they face on a daily basis. Doing a skydive seemed like a great way to get more donations as everyone knows how much I’m scared of heights.”

The student, who also volunteers for the Sense shop in Haverhill, never expected to reach the astronomical sum of £7000. She only started fundraising two months ago and had a lot of support from her friends and family, customers at the charity shop and local churches.

Although the skydive didn’t help her conquer her fear of heights Emma’s still happy she went through with it.

“I was surprisingly calm on the plane and during free-fall it all happened so fast that it was more exciting than scary. I loved that part! I would never in a million years do it again, but I’m absolutely thrilled I went through with it!”

To sponsor Emma Bridge please go to www.justgiving.com/Emma-Bridge-Skydive