DAREDEVIL students from Bury Grammar School have completed a lifelong ambition to skydive from 15,000ft.

Georgia Willetts and Abby Busuttil, both aged 18, have dreamt of doing a parachute jump for years and wanted to raise money for charities at the same time.

Both students have already hit their targets, raising over £1000 each for their chosen charities.

The pair, who are in their final year at Bury Grammar Sixth Form, took the plunge at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham last week.

Abby said: “We have both dreamt of doing a parachute jump for years and wanted to raise money at the same time.

“It was amazing. We would love to do it all again.”

Abby is raising money for Jacob Jokiel, an eight-year-old boy from Bury who needs a life changing operation.

She met Jacob and his parents through horse-riding and wanted to contribute to the cause.

Jacob has Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy which means his muscles are very tight and he struggles to walk.

His family is raising £20,000 for an operation which will permanently reduce or eliminate the tightness, giving Jacob far better mobility, and greatly increase his independence.

So far, Abby has raised more than £1,000 on her online fundraising page, despite only setting a target of £500.

Georgia, who is raising money for The Christie cancer hospital, set a target of £400 which she has already achieved.

Georgia said: “This charity is very special to me as my mum received treatment there and their research is leading to drug development and prolonging life expectancy. My dad also received radiotherapy there before he died. The charity also works persistently in the research into many cancers — something I feel very passionate about.”

Fellow pupils from Bury Grammar made a donation of over £100 to support their friends. To donate visit justgiving.com/fundraising/georgia-willetts and justgiving.com/wwwjustgivingcomabbybusuttilskydive