Daring sky dive lands over £4,000

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A young woman from Inverkeilor defied gravity at the weekend to raise £4,000 in aid of a debilitating digestive condition.

Kirsten Cameron (18), a former pupil at Arbroath Academy completed a sponsored sky dive from 10,000 feet on Saturday in aid of Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

The sky dive was originally scheduled for June 22 but was rescheduled twice as a result of heavy cloud cover.

Kirsten was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease last year shortly before she was due to take up a football coaching post in America.

This spurred her to raise money for research into Crohn’s Disease and she decided to do a sky dive at Errol airfield.

Originally Kirsten had to raise £250 to do the sky dive, but thanks to her own fund-raising efforts and the generosity of supporters she smashed her target.

Kirsten said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has sponsored me and donated prizes for my raffles.

“As part of my fund-raising I held a football tournament in Montrose in memory of my friend Denis Watters who passed away in June.

“Friends of Denis from the Arbroath DW Loyals won the tournament and a total of £2,000 was raised from this and from donations at his funeral.”

Money was also raised during a bingo night and Montrose tattoo parlour Pathology Ink donated all proceeds from special tattoos in honour of Denis Watters.

It was a fantastic experience according to Kirsten. She said: “It was amazing. It was kind of indescribable, the scenes were amazing. I could see Dundee, Arbroath, Perth and further afield, it was totally amazing.”

Donations can be made until July 31 at http://www.justgiving.com/Kirsten-Cameron1