Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Vicar jumps to raise funds for church wall repairs

Two parachute jumpers
Image caption The Reverend Jan Hardy is hoping to raise £3,000 with her parachute jump

A vicar from South Yorkshire is taking part in a sponsored tandem parachute jump to raise funds for her church.

The Reverend Jan Hardy from Thorpe Hesley is raising money for the Stonework Appeal at Holy Trinity church.

The money will go towards repositioning the stones in the wall and replacing some of the old stones at the church.

"I was trying to find some other ways of raising this money other than coffee mornings," Ms Hardy said.

The church needs to raise £50,000 to get the work completed.

Ms Hardy has recently lost 12 stone as a result of weight loss surgery and it was this experience which spurred her into taking on the challenge.

"I am very nervous about the jump but I want to do this to try and conquer my fear of heights".

Ms Hardy will jump from 10,000ft at an airfield near Brigg on 9 April and is aiming to raise £3,000.

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