Shelley take the plunge for charity

Shelley Elliott, landlady of The Terminus, raised money with a skydive

Shelley Elliott, landlady of The Terminus, raised money with a skydive

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AN EASTBOURNE landlady has given a children’s charity a boost following a charity skydive.

Shelley Elliot, landlady of the Terminus Pub, jumped from a plane to raise cash for Sussex children’s charity the Children’s Respite Trust.

The thrill-seeker handed over more than £1,008 after friends and customers at the pub in Terminus Road sponsored her to take the 12,000ft plunge at Headcorn Airfield in Kent.

The tandem jump involved freefalling for around 45 seconds before the canopy opened enabling her to complete her five minute descent over the Kent countryside.

Shelley said, “I was absolutely petrified and really was not sure that I would be able to jump but the thought of the children and the difference I could make gave me the oomph I needed to jump, I am so glad I did it.”

Shelley was supported by husband Stephen, son Kai and friend Lee Moore.

The money raised will go towards the Children’s Respite Trust’s work with local families with disabled children.