The Bath girl, 16, and her grandfather, 77, enjoy charity skydiving

image source, Catherine Capsey

image caption, Freya Capesey, 16, and her grandfather, Graham Smith, 77, completed the skydive.

  • author, By Lily Shepard
  • stock, BBC News, West of England

A 16-year-old girl and her 77-year-old grandfather took part in a charity skydiving.

Freya Capsey and Graham Smith jumped from 15,000 ft (4,572 m) at Dunkswell Airfield in Devon.

The pair said the experience was „exhilarating” and described the initial free fall as feeling like „flying”.

image source, Catherine Capsey

image caption, A clear day for Mr Smith allowed them to enjoy good views of the region

Exceeding their initial £800 target, the pair have now raised £1,758 for CHSW.

The hospice provides care and support to children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Ms Capsey, from Bathford, Somerset, said the skydive seemed like a great way to raise money while doing something she and her grandfather had always dreamed of doing.

The teenager said the „exciting experience” created some „wonderful memories”.

'Enjoyable Experience'

The couple said the flight up to 15,000 feet took „a while” and caused their nerves to „kick in”.

Mr Smith, from Devizes, Wiltshire, said: „There were a few lone jumpers in front of us so it was quite scary going towards the open door. For a few seconds I thought – what am I doing here?”

He added: „There's no feeling of falling. You're falling at 120mph but it doesn't feel like it – it feels like you're flying.

„It was a very exciting, intense experience, it really was.”

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