Ellon woman will be flying high for cancer charity

Julie Emslie with mum Margaret.
Julie Emslie with mum Margaret.

AN ELLON woman will prove she has a head for heights by taking part in a charity skydive early in the New Year.

Julie Emslie will plunge from 10,000 feet to help raise money for the cancer organisation CLAN

Originally, her mother Margaret was going to do the jump on her 70th birthday in February - but she has just received the all clear from cancer and doctors ruled out her taking part.

Julie, who runs Ellon children’s group Mini Groovers, said she was more than happy to step in after he mother had to pull out.

She told the Times: “My mum had planned to do this jump, but unfortunately, doctors have told her she is not able to. In October she got the all clear from cancer after two years.

“She is an inspiration and never complains and just gets on with it. She is gutted not to be able to do the jump.

“I hope I make her proud and raise lots of money for CLAN on her behalf.”

Daredevil Margaret is no stranger to aeriel feats, having paraglided on two occasions.

The skydive will take place at Paragon Airfield at Erroll in Perthshire on Saturday, February 16.

Julie has completed one previous skydive which she did to raise funds for the Ellon branch of the National Autism Society.

She added: “I will be nervous but I’m doing something for a very good cause. It’s just a shame mum can’t do it but I look on it as doing something on her behalf.”

Anyone wanting to sponsor Julie can do so by going online at www.justgiving.com/julieemslie26