TWO friends of Megan Lee, the 15-year-old who tragically died after having an allergic reaction to a takeaway, have completed a skydive in her memory.

Olivia Walmsley and her friend, Olivia Staveley, both 17, have been raising money and awareness of anaphylaxis since Megan’s death in 2017, but on August 31, the girls stepped out of their comfort zones to complete a sky dive.

And in doing so, they managed to raise more than £2,000 for the Anaphylaxis Campaign.

Miss Walmsley said: “I met Megan when I was 12 when I joined the theatre company ‘React Academy of Theatre Arts’ in Oswaldtwistle.

“We attended drama and musical theatre classes and participated in shows together.

“We very quickly became great friends as I realised what a kind, caring, lovely and amazing young lady Megan was.

“Before Megan’s death I had no idea that allergies could even be life-threatening or of the severity of an Anaphylactic shock which is why myself and my best friend Olivia Staveley are making every effort we can to raise money and awareness of allergies and The Anaphylaxis Campaign.”

Miss Walmsley, from Oswaldtwistle, has also taken part in a fun run and an event called ‘Night at the Musicals’, which was organised by Megan’s family.

And in April 2018, the 17-year-old and two other friends organised a family fun night at Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre which had a disco, cake sale, tombola and raffle.

Cheered on by Megan’s parents, Gemma and Adam, and her brother Owen, Miss Walmsley and Miss Staveley took to the skies and jumped out of the plane for their friend.

Miss Walmsley said: “The skydive was an absolutely terrifying but amazing experience for a great cause close to my heart and I am so grateful for everyone’s generosity towards our current total of £2,232 which will all contribute to raising awareness of allergies.”

Miss Staveley added: “The skydive was incredible and I’m so glad that it meant I was able to help raise the needed money and awareness for The Anaphylaxis Campaign.”

Miss Staveley’s mum, Joann, said: “I am so proud of the girls it’s an incredible amount of money they have raised.”