05:01AM, Friday 30 March 2012
A Maidenhead childminder is jumping from a plane to raise cash for a charity set up in memory of a school friend.
Lucy Phillips, of the Binghams, will be skydiving from 12,000ft over the Gloucestershire countryside to raise cash for Rosie's Rainbow Fund, which helps bereaved families.
The Maidenhead-based charity is close to the 20-year-old's heart as it was set up in memory of Rosie Mayling, who went to Winbury School in Hibbert Road with Lucy.
She was diagnosed with vasculitis, a rare disease affecting the blood vessels, and died in 2003 aged 11.
Lucy, who was also taught by Rosie's mum Carolyn at Redroofs Theatre School, said she is hoping to raise at least £500 for the charity by taking the plunge on April 22, which is also her 21st birthday.
She said: "I really wanted to raise some money for Rosie's Rainbow so this seemed like the perfect opportunity."
Visit www.justgiving.com/Lucy-Phillips3 to donate.
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
All lines are currently blocked between Reading and London Paddington stations due to a person being hit by a train.