May 11, 2003
By Sunday Sun
The sky was the limit for multiple sclerosis sufferer Frances Blodwell who jumped 10,000ft out of a plane yesterday to raise cash for charity.
The 56-year-old former university lecturer, who uses a wheelchair, took part in a tandem sky-dive to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The jump took place at the Borders Parachute Centre at Brunton Airfield, Northumberland.
Afterwards Frances, of Jesmond, Newcastle, said: "It is absolutely bewildering when you first jump out of the plane because you don't even know which way is up.
"I am virtually housebound so don't get out much, and there I was falling
into the wide blue yonder. I think I need a cup of tea . . . I'm in shock!"
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