THE founder of the Farm Animal Sanctuary in Evesham has completed a skydive from 15,000 feet.

Jan Taylor, 77, founder of the Farm Animal Sanctuary and Theresa Mcguaran, 53, a volunteer at the sanctuary put themselves to the ultimate test by being pushed out of an aeroplane at 15,000 feet, free fall for 1 minute reaching a speed of 150mph, and then floating in mid-air for five minutes.

Mrs Taylor said: " it was a real test of faith for both of us. Neither of us like flying and neither of us like heights, plus I suffer from travel sickness.

"We did it to raise funds to purchase field shelters to accommodate our growing number of rescued animals - as well as provide ongoing care to our sanctuary residents. Would we do it again? Watch this space?"

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