A GROUP of daredevils have taken on the challenge of a lifetime to raise money for East Lancashire Hospice.

Fourteen thrillseekers from across the region took part in the annual East Lancs Hospice skydive, jumping out of a plane at 15,000ft.

Abi Banks, from Houldsworth Solicitors in Clitheroe who did the skydive as part of a corporate challenge, said: “I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie and jumping 10,000ft out of a plane definitely got my heart rate going.

“You need to make every minute of life count and I would 100 per cent recommend a skydive being a part of that.

“I wouldn’t think twice about doing it again to raise money for such an amazing cause which is close to a lot of people’s hearts.”

The skydive took place at Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham, Lancaster, and the group managed to raise £11,428.

Janet Rompca, from Keyfleet Insurance in Ribchester, said: “I had always wanted to do a skydive and, when the opportunity to do one for such a worthwhile cause presented itself, it was a no brainer for me. The whole experience was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

“The support from the hospice was great and they made it all very easy.”