Blackwood’s skydiving flight attendant

Ready to jump...Suzanne Waddell will skydive to raise funds for Unicef (Pic by Alan Watson)
Ready to jump...Suzanne Waddell will skydive to raise funds for Unicef (Pic by Alan Watson)

FLIGHT attendant Suzanne Waddell is used to skimming through the skies across the country – but she is about to find out what it is like to plummet downwards!

Suzanne has taken up a challenge to step out of a plane, and skydive back to earth.

The challenge comes from EasyJET, which is encouraging its staff to raise funds for Unicef and Suzanne has jumped at that chance!

“I have always wanted to do a skydive, and if I don’t do it now, I never will,” said the 35-year-old from Blackwood.

Now – weather permitting! – she will be jumping above St andrew’s in a tandem skydive on October 26.

And the cause is a good one.

“Unicef are our charity partners, and we raise money for them all year round,” said Suzanne.

As a flight attendance for the last 11 years, she helps with the collections of passengers’ leftover foreign currency for the United Nations children’s charity.

For full details, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.

Suzanne has opened an internet page for donations, and is hoping to raise at least £450. To support her go to her page: http://www.doitforcharity.com/SWADDELL