Jane Joins The Flying Squad

Jane Joins The Flying Squad

Daredevil Jane Shields has raised more than £1,600 for Broughton House after a tandem parachute jump from 14,000ft.

Jane, who works for Greater Manchester Police, has previously raised money for Broughton House by organising D-Day themed events at the Hare & Hounds pub on Oldham Road, Middleton, where she worked part-time.

To make her big leap, she travelled to the Skydive Northwest skydiving centre at Cark Airfield, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria.

Jane said: “It was an amazing experience. I wasn’t scared dangling out of the plane, but the initial free-fall frightened me to death!

“However, once the parachute opened and I was floating in the sky taking in the great views, it was fabulous and we had a smooth landing.

“Despite the scary moments it was well worth it to support the veterans of Broughton House. I am so proud of the servicemen and women who have given their lives so we can enjoy our lives today.”

Jane, who is pictured with her tandem parachute jump instructor John Howard, has so far raised £1658.43 including gift aid via her fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jane-shields1

Her role at GMP involves creating databases to help detectives with their research into murders and other serious crimes.

She received great support from her colleagues for her parachute jump and said: “I’m hugely grateful to everyone who had faith in me jumping for my favourite charity. I’m overwhelmed by the money I have managed to raise.”

Rhys Edwards, fundraising and marketing manager at Broughton House, said: “We are constantly amazed by the lengths to which people go to raise money for us, and Jane is a brilliant example of this.

“Without the continued support from our local and ex-service communities we would be unable to provide the care that we do. We hope Jane is as proud of herself as we are of her.”