Teacher to jump out of plane at 15,000 feet

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Lucy Golding Lucy Golding

A TEACHER will tick off a life ambition when she throws herself out of a plane at 15,000 feet for two sporting causes.

Daredevil Lucy Golding, a maths teacher at Prestwich Arts College, is taking on an adrenaline-fuelled skydive in Lancaster on May 26.

The 22-year-old’s brave stunt is in aid of Bury Girls and Ladies FC, where she plays and coaches, and Jigsaw, a sports and social group for young disabled people in Bury.

Lucy, of Turks Road, Radcliffe, said: “I have always wanted to do a skydive, and I was planning to do one for my 21st birthday nearly two years ago. Because I kept putting it off, I knew I needed a reason to actually do it, so choosing some charities to benefit was perfect.

“Both the football club and Jigsaw do a great job offering sports and social activities for specific groups in our area.”

Lucy began playing football at the age of eight, started refereeing at 14, and has coached since she was 16. She coaches the under-11s at Bury Girls and Ladies FC, as well as playing for the women’s team.

Lucy added: “I would like to raise £1,000 which will be split evenly between the two causes.”

To make a donation: go to virginmoneygiving.com/lucygolding

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3:55pm Fri 16 May 14

myfanwy7 says...

This is with a parachute I take it?!
This is with a parachute I take it?! myfanwy7
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11:48pm Fri 16 May 14

mr.mark.c says...

myfanwy7 wrote:
This is with a parachute I take it?!
Hopefully not as with one isn't exactly a brave stunt.
[quote][p][bold]myfanwy7[/bold] wrote: This is with a parachute I take it?![/p][/quote]Hopefully not as with one isn't exactly a brave stunt. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 3

6:58pm Sun 18 May 14

steveG says...

Unfortunately this is the way charity giving has gone in recent years.
You choose to do something you,and many others, would like to do then get others to pay.
Once upon a time there was an element of endurance or trepidation linked to these events.
Unfortunately this is the way charity giving has gone in recent years. You choose to do something you,and many others, would like to do then get others to pay. Once upon a time there was an element of endurance or trepidation linked to these events. steveG
  • Score: 2

4:03pm Wed 21 May 14

gpd3200 says...

To be honest, i dont know why this is news. Lots of people do it. My partner has raised money for Bury Hospice and spent the full day at the airfield last week from 8.45am untill nearly 6.30 hen told the rest of the jumps had been cancelled due to weather conditions. So we are back again also monday 26th to do it. I can imagine hundreds of people raising money for charity by doing a skydive but none of those go to the news.
To be honest, i dont know why this is news. Lots of people do it. My partner has raised money for Bury Hospice and spent the full day at the airfield last week from 8.45am untill nearly 6.30 hen told the rest of the jumps had been cancelled due to weather conditions. So we are back again also monday 26th to do it. I can imagine hundreds of people raising money for charity by doing a skydive but none of those go to the news. gpd3200
  • Score: 0

12:41pm Thu 22 May 14

buckfeed17 says...

You can't even do a good deed any more without getting slated.
You can't even do a good deed any more without getting slated. buckfeed17
  • Score: 2

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