Brave Shirebrook mum set for skydive with Morrisons pals

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A MUM inspired by the bravery of three work colleagues will take the plunge from 14,000 feet to raise cash in aid of the battle against breast cancer.

Amanda Haertel (40) will make the parachute jump next Wednesday after her three pals at Morrisons supermarket in Mansfield Woodhouse battled the disease.

She says the bravery of deli counter workers Jackie Letch, Anne Hennesy and Irene Smith will help her face the challenge at Langar Airfield.

“They all keep saying I’m so brave but they are all braver than me,” said Amanda, who is from Shirebrook and is a check-out supervisor.

So far she has raised £700 in sponsorship for Breast Cancer Awareness but is hoping for more over the weekend as the store backs her fundraising drive.

A sponsor form is on the customer service desk at the supermarket off High Street and collection buckets will be on the tills this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Added Amanda: “I’ll be thinking of them all for courage on the day.

“I’m not too nervous now but probably will be next week.”

The married mum-of-three says she is a stranger to adventure sports, adding Alton Towers rides are normally enough to jangle her nerves.

She added: “£700 is a lot more than I expected to raise, I had a target of £500, but I’m crossing my fingers for more over the weekend.”