Leap of faith for 62-year-old

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community -

A 62-YEAR-OLD Nightin­gale sup­porter has raised more than £5,000 for the Clapham home by jump­ing 11,000 feet from a plane.

Su­san Ben­tata, who chairs Nightin­gale’s lit­er­ary com­mit­tee, par­tic­i­pated in a tan­dem sky­dive over the fields of Cam­bridgeshire.

She ex­plained that hav­ing won the chance to do a sky­dive at a char­ity auc- tion, “I thought it would be a good op­por­tu­nity to raise money for a cause that’s close to my heart.

“It was the most amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence of my life.

“Jump­ing from 11,000 feet was ter­ri­fy­ing for the first 45 sec­onds and then com­pletely ex­hil­a­rat­ing as I flew through the sky. It’s some­thing that I shall never ever for­get.”

Down to earth char­ac­ter: Su­san Ben­tata de­scend­ing

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