Former KGGS pupil Libby takes the plunge to raise £650 for BHF

Libby Stukins makes her skydive in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
Libby Stukins makes her skydive in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

A teenager has taken the plunge and completed a skydive to raise at least £650 for charity.

Former KGGS student Libby Stukins, 19, raised the money for the British Heart Foundation after her grandfather, Mike King, suffered a heart attack four years ago. He made a full recovery, in part due to the research carried out by BHF.

Libby did a tandem skydive and jumped from 15,000ft over Hibaldstow airfield in North Lincolnshire. She reached speeds of 120mph before the parachute opened at 5,000ft.

Her father, Mark, said Libgot into the plane with a look of concern on her face but then landed with a big smile and shouting “awesome”.

When Libby first decided to take the skydiving challenge she had set a target of raising £400, but she has raised more than £650 and there are still contributions coming in.

Mark said: “Everyone at home is very proud of what she has achieved.”

Libby is taking a gap year and will be going to Portsmouth University to study International Business in September.

Last year she ran a marathon for Cancer Research.