A TEENAGER is preparing to leap from a plane ten thousand feet in the air to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

Sophie Attwood, aged 18, from Worcester Road, Drakes Broughton, will be doing a sky dive on Saturday, April 12, in aid of Mind, the mental health charity.

"Mind is something that is close to my heart," said the Pershore sixth former. "I have always wanted to do a sky dive so I thought I would do it for them.

"I am nervous and excited as I have never done anything like it before."

To support Sophie, who has already raised about £300 for Mind, visit justgiving.com/sophieattwood.