Superhero skydiver Sally flying high after jump

Sally Elliott jumps for St John

Sally Elliott jumps for St John

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SUPERHERO skydiver Sally Elliot, from Lancing, is flying high after helping to raise more than £500 for St John Ambulance.

Sally completed her first ever tandem parachute jump from 12,000 feet at Headcorn Airfield near Ashford, Kent, on September 25 as part of the first-aid charity’s fundraising challenge The Superhero Skydive.

Sally, 53, of Norbury Drive, took part in the skydive because she wanted to give something back to St John Ambulance after volunteering for more than 40 years.

“Jumping out of a plane was a totally exhilarating experience and knowing I have raised money to support the life saving work of St John Ambulance is incredibly satisfying too,” said Sally.

Sally started volunteering with St John Ambulance when she was aged 13.

She now works as a registered nurse – a career path she had always hoped to follow and says volunteering with St John Ambulance, particularly helping out at her local hospital, helped to cement that decision.

Sally continues to volunteer with the charity as a first aider, trainer, competitions officer and area manager. To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/sally-elliott