Runcorn mum's parachute jump raises £700 for cancer charity

Runcorn and Widnes World: Martina Hughes, right, and Debby Coppack Martina Hughes, right, and Debby Coppack

A DARING Runcorn mum has leapt out of a plane and raised more than £700 for charity.

Mum-of-two Martina Hughes parachuted in a tandem jump over Tilstock Airfield, near Whitchurch.

She has worked as a legal secretary for law firm, Forshaws Davies Ridgeway for 23 years, and is now personal assistant in the family department.

Former Brookvale Comprehensive pupil, Martina, aged 45, from Norton, said: “I must be completely bonkers doing this at my age but it was totally awesome.

“I was really on a high and I still can’t stop smiling.”

Martina did the jump for World Cancer Research in support of her cousin, Taryn Murrells, aged 29, from Essex, who has recently been diagnosed with bowel cancer.

She did her skydive with legal secretary Debby Coppack, aged 31, who has two 16-month-old twins.

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