AN ADRENALINE junkie has helped raise £300 for people with dementia by taking part in a 14,000ft tandem sky dive.
Brave Nicola Tattersall, 21, of Leyburn Close, Accrington, signed up for the terrifying feat earlier this year.
The administration officer had always wanted to take part in a sky dive, but following the death of her grandfather to the disease in January, she plucked up the courage and decided to help raise cash for charity at the same time.
Nicola asked fellow workers at the North Lancs Training Group to sponsor her and managed to raise £300 in pledged support. She was supported by colleague Emma Whittaker who also decided to take part in the jump.
Last month, Nicola was given training and advice before being strapped to an experienced instructor and taken up into the air at the Black Knights parachute centre in Lancaster.
Nicola said: "It was an amazing experience and I would love to do it again. I would love to maybe do a solo jump in the future.
"I was a little bit nervous before the jump because I didn’t know what to expect. The freefall took my breath way but when the chute opened you could see for miles. The adrenaline rush is fantastic.
"If anyone is thinking of doing one, they should go for it. The buzz is just amazing – there’s no other feeling like it."