Ellenbrook students skydive to raise funds for Indian orphange.

From left: Josh Jones (14), of Ellenbrook, Sophie Mackay (17), of Ellenbrook, Ruth Kleyheeg (15), of Henley Brook, and Ethan van Heerwaarden (15), of Ellenbrook.  Picture: David Baylis         d444089
From left: Josh Jones (14), of Ellenbrook, Sophie Mackay (17), of Ellenbrook, Ruth Kleyheeg (15), of Henley Brook, and Ethan van Heerwaarden (15), of Ellenbrook. Picture: David Baylis         d444089

RUTH Kleyheeg (15) and her six friends are taking their fundraising sky-high.

The group, including four Ellenbrook Christian College students, will jump out of a plane this week to raise $10,000 for an orphanage in Bapatla, India.

Ruth said she was nervous about taking the plunge from 14,000 feet.

“I haven’t done it before; I am feeling a bit nervous but mostly excited,” she said.

She said fundraising for the town was close to her heart.

“My mother and father, Michelle and Wayne Kleyheeg, are part of the charity called Dorcus House,” she said.

Dorcus House is a charity that supports the widows and children in Calcutta and Bapatla.

“I’ve been to India twice and the second time I went I’ve been seeing and learning what Dorcas House does,” Ruth said.

Ruth, Joshua Jones, Sophie Mackay, Ethan and Ellien Van Heerwaarden, Sjana Levin and Cecilie Holmes will skydive from York Skydiving.

For more, visit www.dorcushouse.org.au.