A veterinary nurse who has had two back operations is taking her fundraising to new heights - parachuting from a plane at 10,000ft.
Suzhy Winfield, of Vetsavers in Spalding, will be doing the Dare for Pets tandem jump in aid of the Blue Cross charity, which helps sick, injured or homeless animals.
Since joining the PDSA vets in St Thomas Road Suzhy has done a lot of fundraising for charity. As well as the PDSA, she has raised money for the RSPCA too and each year takes two weeks unpaid leave to neuter and treat abandoned dogs for the Care for Dogs rescue sanctuary in Chaing Mai, Thailand.
Parachuting for Blue Cross will be a personal challenge as well as hopefully raising £1,000 to help animals.
She said: “I used to be a keen show jumper and cross country rider with my horse, Podge.
“Sadly, I had a bad fall 16 years ago which resulted in me having two operations on my back to replace and fuse two disks so don’t ride competitively anymore - in fact, not a lot at all as my days start at 8.30am and rarely finish before 7pm.
“I also have chrones disease which is now starting to affect my joints so I have to have injections into my hips every six months.
“But I’m going to be strong and when I go to bed every night I know I’ve done my level best for the animals I’ve seen that day.
“By doing this skydive I know I’m doing something to help other animals, too.
“Blue Cross are heavily reliant on funds raised by people like me.”
To support her, visit www.justgiving.com, type Suzhy Winfield RVN in the ‘find a friend’ tab and it will take you to her page and information on how to make donations.