A PROLIFIC fundraiser from Southwick did her most daring stunt yet when she hurled herself out of a plane from 15,000 feet in aid of Bath Cancer Unit.

Linda Dowsett, of Hollis Way, raised £2,600 for the charity from the hair-raising challenge, to bring her total amount of fundraising she has done over the years to around £20,000

The 71-year-old was supposed to do the skydive at Old Sarum in Salisbury on September 17 but it was called off due to bad weather, but when she eventually did it on Sunday, it was well worth the wait.

"It was the most unforgettable experience. I closed my eyes for a lot of the freefalling part but when the parachute opened up it was just magical - I am proud of how much I have raised over the years," she said.

"I got pretty nervous going up in the plane. A few people went out at 10,000 feet and I thought to myself, 'What was I thinking?' and I still had to go 5,000 feet higher.

"You lose track of time when you do it. It takes your breath away. The weather was beautiful too, the clouds parted just before I went up and it was all blue sky.

"I want to thank everyone who donated towards this. I have five friends suffering from cancer and Bath Cancer Unit is keeping them alive, it is such a great cause."