Joanne's leap of faith over Dunkeswell

Somerset County Gazette: Joanne Buck mid-jump. Joanne Buck mid-jump.

BRAVE Joanne Buck plunged from the sky to raise money for her sister Ruth, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Joanne, from Taunton, took a jump from 15,000 feet above from Dunkeswell Airfield in the Blackdowns.

The fundraiser, pictured with a dive instructor, has raised more than £1,000 for the ‘Beating Bowel Cancer’ group. Ruth has now received the all-clear following chemotherapy.

If you would like to make a donation to this charity, you can do so at


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