Michelle Manning
UP HIGH: Michelle on a previous charity skydive

GIBRALTAR Skydive aims to raise £20,000 from its third annual charity skydive event.

The charity is raising money for the refurbishment of Calpe House in London, a refuge for Gibraltarian cancer sufferers while receiving treatment in the city.

Michelle Manning, Alina Deac and Deborah Huxley are behind the adrenaline-inducing event which will take place on June 24 and 25 in Sevilla.

“We are all somewhat affected by cancer, whether it’s a family member  or a friend or ourselves.

“I had cancer three years ago, it’s is a very  traumatic time, especially for your family and friends, so to go to London to knowing you have somewhere to stay helps to relieve some of the pressure,” Michelle told the Olive Press.

Michelle, who works at a dog rescue centre, is passionate about raising money for the trust which took care of her while she was undergoing treatment.

This will be her third time skydiving for the charitable cause.

But spaces are filling up fast, she said. So those interested in participating are encouraged to sign up on the Charity Skydive Gibraltar Facebook page.

Gibraltar Skydive raised £15,000 in 2016 and £17,000 in 2015.