Stevenage student, 16, to skydive for charity

A 16-YEAR-OLD will be taking the plunge for charity and doing a 13,000ft tandem skydive. Laura Benson, a pupil at Nobel School in Stevenage, is hoping to raise �500 for enhance herts – a charity which supports Lister Hospital – to help buy vital equipment

A 16-YEAR-OLD will be taking the plunge for charity and doing a 13,000ft tandem skydive.

Laura Benson, a pupil at Nobel School in Stevenage, is hoping to raise �500 for enhance herts - a charity which supports Lister Hospital - to help buy vital equipment for the children's ward.

Laura, of Drakes Drive in Stevenage, said: "I spent a lot of time on the children's ward because I had pneumonia and jaundice, so I want to give something back."

A volunteer for the charity, she has also been working with young children for three years. She said: "I have seen how they deal with their own lives, whether they have a physical or mental disability or have an underlying condition, some of which may have been prevented with special equipment at birth.


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"By raising this money, more equipment can be bought to give children a better start in life."

Laura will take to the skies on Saturday, September 12. To sponsor her, visit www.justgiving.com/laurabenson

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To find out more about enhance herts, visit www.enhanceherts.org

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