Daredevil trio of ladies from Leeds take on skydive for charity

Daredevils: Sophia Watson, Imogen Sandwith and Eidin OSullivan took on the skydive for charity.
Daredevils: Sophia Watson, Imogen Sandwith and Eidin OSullivan took on the skydive for charity.
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A trio of daredevils from Leeds took a dramatic plunge to raise thousands of pounds for a vital charity.

Sophia Watson, Imogen Sandwith and Eidin O’Sullivan threw caution to the wind for the 10,000-foot skydive in Bridlington.

Sophia and Imogen, principals at the Martinicca Theatre School in Morley, took on the challenge in support of a member of the school’s teaching staff, who recently fought breast cancer.

Eidin, 33, from Horsforth, was raising money in memory of her dad and close family members who battled with cancer.

The trio collectively raised £2,400 for the St James’ Hospital-based Yorkshire Cancer Centre.

Sophia, 28, from Great Preston, said: “I was excited beforehand however the nerves kicked in once the plane doors opened at 10,000 feet.

“The jump was incredible, the feeling of free falling was completely bizarre but once the parachute opened I enjoyed every second, it was so peaceful and serene in that moment.”

The jump - from a plane with a parachuted landing - was held at Skydive GB in Bridlington.

Sophia said their instructors helped calm their nerves ahead of the skydive, by answering last minute questions and boosting their confidence.

Imogen’s workplace, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, also donated £500 towards the trio’s fundraising total.

Eidin and Sophia also thanked their colleagues at Whitehall Road-based company Engie who supported a bake sale to raise money ahead of their skydive.

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