DESPITE enduring delays and having cold icicles repeatedly flying into his face, a Trowbridge teenager said doing a charity skydive in memory of his baby sister was an amazing experience.

Just over 10 years ago, Josh Drury, Laburnum Grove, was mourning the death of his sister Ella, who died from multiple organ failure and brain damage when she was less than a week old.

Fast forward to 2018 and the now 17-year-old decided he would hurl himself out of a plane in aid of Cots for Tots, a charity which provides life-saving equipment for sick and premature babies.

And much to his delight, Josh ended up raising more than £1,200 for the charity, which provided an incubator to St Michael's Hospital in Bristol, where she was for four days, and that allowed Josh to say goodbye to his sister when he was seven.

"The hurling myself out the plane was the scariest part if I had to choose something throughout the whole experience but the feeling was amazing, it just takes your breath away," said Josh, who did the skydive in Swindon.

"Even though my whole free fall was within a cloud, with cold icicles hitting my face, it was absolutely incredible and would recommend it to anyone. It just blew my mind the whole experience.

"Everything went so smoothly and the support from the family, close friends, girlfriend and everyone who donated was astonishing and I thank them all from the bottom of my heart."

Josh was supposed to do the dive at the end of March but it was delayed to mid April because of the weather.