CO-OPERATIVE Group pharmacist Tack Lai took the plunge to raise hundreds of pounds for charity – from 10,000 ft.
Tack, pharmacy manager at the Co-op Pharmacy in Countisbury Avenue, Llanrumney in Cardiff, completed a skydive in aid of Breast Cancer Care. With sponsorship pledges from colleagues and customers she raised £ 500.
"I wanted to do something different for my 30th birthday," explained Tack. "It was an opportunity to do something for a good cause and I wanted to conquer my fears."
Tack took off from an airfield in Swindon. The plane climbed to 10,000ft before she leapt out in a tandem skydive strapped to an instructor.
"It was fantastic but it all happened so quickly. For the first 40 seconds we were in freefall at up to 120mph, although it felt as if we were floating," she said.
"Then the instructor opened the parachute and we slowed down. It only lasted a few minutes but it was great. I want to do it again but next time I want to do a solo jump."