Amy Cook, a great-great-grandmother celebrated her 90th birthday by doing a breathtaking 13000 feet high sky dive to raise money for charity. The Londoner aimed to raise Rs. 41000 (£500) but has already garnered more than 2 lakh (£2000) with her audacious attempt.
The daredevil old-timer, who turned 90 on August 8, donated the funds raised by her skydive to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity since the hospital had taken care of her daughter Jane Fuller who was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. The charity raises funds to support The Royal Marsden, a leading cancer center of the world.
The grand mother of 8, great-grandmother of 11 and great-great-grandmother of 1, took her jump at the Go Sky dive in Salisbury. She enjoyed her dive a lot as she was hit by a strongly blowing wind which became nice and calm as she went down. But she wasn’t very happy when the instructor told her to remove her false teeth moments before she was to jump off from the plane.
The pensioner certainly deserves applause for her courage despite some people calling her crazy and a late starter.
Cook said that she had always wanted to skydive and finally did it on the occasion of her 90th birthday as she feared that it could be her last chance to fulfill her wish. Sky diving is something she had wanted to do all her life but since her husband did not like heights, she never expressed her desire as it would have worried him. Now she made her mind in favor of doing it as one of her grandsons did a parachute jump to mark his 30th birthday last year.