Burwell Fund-raiser Making Parachute Jump For Guide Dogs Charity

PUBLISHED: 10:08 18 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:01 04 May 2010

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A FORMER charity marathon runner has decided to embark on a challenger of a different kind to raise funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Emma-Louise Mckenney, a manager at the Burwell Early Learners (nursery school) raised more than £1,500 for the charity

A FORMER charity marathon runner has decided to embark on a challenger of a different kind to raise funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Emma-Louise Mckenney, a manager at the Burwell Early Learners (nursery school) raised more than £1,500 for the charity last year. This year she will be making a parachute jump to boost funds.

"I will be throwing myself out of the plane, somewhere over March to help raise money for a fantastic charity. This 45 seconds of sheer terror will allow Guide Dogs for the Blind to support more blind and partially-sighted people across the UK," she said.

"Imagine the thrilling experience of utter freedom as you free-fall from 0 - 120mph before gently descending to the ground to the cheers and support of your family and friends?

"I want to raise £500 for Guide Dogs For The Blind as this will sponsor a puppy and prepare him for his training, as well as train a visually impaired person to use a guide dog."

On August 27 and September 12, Emma-Louise and Oates the guide dog (pictured) will be holding street collections in Ely Market Place.

INFO: If you would like to sponsor Emma-Louise and support Guide Dogs for the Blind, go to: www.justgiving.com/elmmc

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