Spalding mum goes airborne for Macmillan Cancer Support

FLYING HIGH: Danielle Howlett with tandem skydive instructor Tom Keelan Shorten at Langar Airfield, Nottingham.  Photo supplied.
FLYING HIGH: Danielle Howlett with tandem skydive instructor Tom Keelan Shorten at Langar Airfield, Nottingham. Photo supplied.
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A Spalding mum’s leap of faith for her grandad is set to raise hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Danielle Howlett (23), who works at Brantano Footwear in Spalding, took to the skies for the very first time on Saturday to raise money after Malcolm Amess, of Gosberton, was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Being in an aeroplane was exciting and it was an amazing experience to have my family there.

Danielle Howlett, Macmillan Tandem Skydive

The 14,000ft adventure at Skydive Langar Nottingham has so far raised £745 for Macmillan, but Danielle is hoping to break the £1,000 barrier before her fundraising effort closes on Tuesday.

Danielle, who is also a qualified beautician, said: “I’d been watching the weather the whole week and hoping it would be third time lucky after it was cancelled twice before.

“When we got to Langar, the clouds were quite low and so we had to wait for them to lift.

“Then it became all sunny and bright which was when we had the briefing and went through with it.

“Being in an aeroplane was exciting and there were lots of emotions all mixed into one.

“I was nervous and scared at first, but when I got in the plane all my fears went.

“It happened so quickly and it was an amazing experience to have my family there.

“They were so excited and couldn’t wait for me to do the skydive.

“It’s something I’d definitely do again.

To sponsor Danielle, visit the Justgiving website and then type in her name.