Henlade fundraiser, 20, to give something back with Help for Heroes skydive

This is The West Country: FLYING HIGH: Alex Horne-Smith will skydive for Help for Heroes. FLYING HIGH: Alex Horne-Smith will skydive for Help for Heroes.

A DAREDEVIL will plunge 15,000 feet out of a plane to raise cash for a charity close to her heart.

Alex Horne-Smith, 20, is doing a sponsored skydive this summer in aid of Help for Heroes, the forces charity which runs deep in her family.

She said: “I’ve chosen this charity because my dad was in the army for 21 years and I grew up on an army camp, so it is close to me.

“I think it’s an amazing cause because it helps all the families that suffer through the bravery of their husbands, wives and children.”

Alex, of Henlade, is hoping to raise £500 for her first charity challenge – but she doesn’t plan to stop there.

Another thing on her bucket list is to be plunged into the sea in a steel cage surrounded by sharks.

“I want to do something to help and make a difference so this will be the first of many crazy things I do in order to support charity,” said the former West Somerset Community College student.

“It will be an amazing experience. I’m excited but I think I’ll be nervous when I’m in the plane so I’m just glad it’s for charity.

“I’ve got a long way to go to raise the money but I have until July-August time so I’m confident I can do it. The shark cage is next!”

To sponsor Alex, visit bmycharity.com/alixskydive

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