Chelsea takes the leap for youth club

Parachute jump in aid of group she en­joyed so much

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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. just­giv­­fund­ing/ west­burn­ju­nio­ry­outh­club.

Fly­ing high Chelsea with mem­bers of the youth club she is ras­ing money for

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