Jump for Jane: Thornlie woman skydiving to raise money for Breast Cancer WA

Jump for Jane: Thornlie woman skydiving to raise money for Breast Cancer WA

THORNLIE resident Frances Searles spends a lot of time volunteering and donating money to various charities.

Her latest venture is Jump for Jane, which involves jumping out of a plane at 14,000ft as part of a tandem skydive over Rockingham Beach on October 22.

Ms Searles is doing the jump to raise money for Breast Cancer Care WA.

The 58-year-old said this cause was particularly close to her heart, as she lost an aunt to breast cancer, while two of her close friends had it but survived.

Ms Searles said she was hoping to raise $1000.

In preparation, Ms Searles took note of the altitude readings on a recent flight home from Melbourne to see how high she would be when she made the leap.

“I think I am going to find it less daunting then actually jumping off the side of a tall building attached to a rope when I went abseiling,” she said.

The grandmother donates money to many charities including the Salvation Army and many animal welfare-funding foundations.

“I have been doing it for a long time,” she said.

“A couple of years ago I had to cut back because I was stretching myself a bit.

“I am always looking for a challenging way to make a difference, whether it be to help people or animals. I donate to many charities on a regular basis, but it never seems quite enough.”

To donate to Ms Searles’ jump go to jumpforjane2016.everydayhero.com/au/frances

Jump for Jane

Jump for Jane aims to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care WA. It began in honour of former board member Jane Loring, who sadly lost her battle with breast cancer in 2013. All funds raised will go towards the emotional, practical and financial support of those affected by breast cancer.