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THRILL-seekers are being asked to do something crazy for a Wellingborough-based breast cancer appeal charity by leaping 13,500ft from a plane during an annual sky dive.

The Crazy Hats skydive will take place at Sibson Airfield in Peterborough on June 24.

Previous events have raised up to £11,000 for the charity.

Organisers hope this year’s event will attract more than last year’s total of 33 participants who raised more than £8,000 for the charity.

Crazy Hats founder Glennis Hooper said: “The challenge is on again.

“Every year the number of people taking part has increased.

“We had 33 people last year, but we would love to better that total this year.

“Everyone who has done it before has enjoyed it.

“It is such a memorable experience – we have had people coming back each year.

“The challenge is to do something crazy for the charity.

“I did it a few years ago and it is a great experience – one that I will never forget.

“It is a life time ambition for some people.”

People who have taken part in previous years have been from across the county, and some skydivers have also travelled from Burton-on-Trent and Derby to take part.

Evening Telegraph reporter David Trayner and deputy news editor Stephanie Weaver have also taken part.

Participants are asked to provide £100 in order to cover the costs of hiring the air field, and they should express their interest within the next couple of weeks.

The event is one of the annual fundraising activities held for the charity, which supports women and men who are going through treatment for breast cancer.

The charity also raised money for the two major hospitals in Kettering and Northampton and has links with the Breast Reconstruction team at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Anyone who wants to take part can contact Crazy Hats by calling 01933 442999 or emailling crazyhats@btconnect.com.

For more information visit www.crazyhatsbreastcancerappeal.co.uk.