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Dropping in to help

Worcester Editorial 24th Jun, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

PLUNGING 10,000 feet out of plane might seem like a terrifying prospect, but for a city business woman it will just be another box ticked.

Julia Williams, who owns Premier Places in Worcester, will be joined by friend and colleague Dani James in the tandem skydive, which will take place in September.

She said the jump will be one of a large list of challenges she was hoping to complete as she looks to celebrate her 40th year in style while raising for St Richard’s Hospice.

“I reached the golden age of 40 this year and wanted to make it memorable so I created a list of 40 things to do which included a skydive,” she said. “Also as a Business Patron for St Richard’s Hospice I’m committed to raising much needed funds, so I thought I would combine the two.”

Dani, 32, said she could not miss out on the chance to take on the challenge, which will see them reach speeds of up to 120mph.

“I always fancied doing a skydive and this came up with the opportunity to raise money for a great cause,” she said. “Also Julia was signed up and I couldn’t let her experience something I have always wanted to do and make me look like a wimp.

“I’m mostly looking forward to the freefall as I heard it’s an amazing feeling but have an idea I might be sick the moment just before the jump.”

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