Chelsea takes the leap for youth club
Parachute jump in aid of group she enjoyed so much
A Cambuslang woman is looking to raise money for a youth club she attended by throwing herself out of a plane.
Chelsea Dougan was a regular at the Westburn Junior Youth Club, which is run by her aunt, Jacquie Dunn.
Now 21, Chelsea wanted to do something to mark her milestone birthday a few weeks ago, and decided on a parachute jump.
But rather than just take on the challenge for herself, she decided to raise money for the youth club she enjoyed so much as a youngster.
The former Hallside Primary and Cathkin High pupil said: “My birthday was on August 15 and I really wanted to do a sky dive, and I thought I might as well do it for a good cause.
“My aunt has run the club for years now and I have great memories of going there.
“I’m nervous and excited at the same time. This is the first time I have ever done anything like this.
“I don’t really have a target in mind, just whatever we can raise.”
Paying tribute to her aunt, Chelsea, who works as a carer, added: “She is a volunteer and works really hard to keep the club going.”
Chelsea’s jump will take place on October 3 at St Andrew’s in Fife.
Her Aunt Jacquie revealed the money would go toward taking the kids to their Christmas pantomime this year.
She added: “We are really grateful to Chelsea. It’s a lovely thing she is doing.”
The Westburn Junior Youth Club meets in Westburn Community Hall on Fridays between 5-7pm for children aged five to 11.
Chelsea has set up a Just Giving page to help her raise as much money for the group as possible.
You can donate at www. justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ westburnjunioryouthclub.
Flying high Chelsea with members of the youth club she is rasing money for