SHE might be petrified of heights, but Julie Middleton is putting her fear to one side to bungee jump 160 ft over Windsor Lake in London for charity.

The 24-year-old, of Church Lench, is hoping to raise £400 for Evesham Cats Protection when she makes the leap of faith on Monday, May 5.

"I'm petrified," she said. "I don't know how I'm going to do it. I'm just going to go for it, once I'm up there I'm just going to have to jump off and have my mum in mind. he way I'm going to feel afterwards is going to be amazing.

"I've made a lot of changes in my life over the last couple of months, I'm going to the gym and stopped smoking. Pushing myself to my limits is a good way of raising money for charity."

Miss Middleton, who works as a consultant for beauty company Arbnne, is also raising cash for the Wickhamford-based charity, as a thank you to her mumAngela who works there as the co-odinator.

"I just wanted to show appreciation to my mum," she added. "I want to show her how proud I am to be her daughter and how grateful I am to be her daughter and how grateful I am to her as a mother and grandmother to my son."

Fran Holder, volunteer at Evesham Cats Protection, said: "This is a massive challenge for her as she is terrified of heights and just watching a video of a jump makes her feel ill.

"Of late we have seen a decline in donations and so we are hoping that Julie's jump will raise some much needed funds for us."

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