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West Norfolk fundraiser completes second Legion skydive, aged 79




Lilian Fisher, centre, with members of the British Army Parachute Display Team, known as the Red Devils, after her latest skydive (3518843)
Lilian Fisher, centre, with members of the British Army Parachute Display Team, known as the Red Devils, after her latest skydive (3518843)

A West Norfolk fundraiser is back on firm ground after completing her second tandem skydive, at the age of 79.

Lilian Fisher is well used to supporting the Royal British Legion, having co-ordinated the Middleton and District branch’s annual Poppy Appeal collection for the past nine years.

But she has now reached for the skies again by taking part in a fundraising skydive alongside members of the British Army Parachute Display Team, known as the Red Devils.

The jump, which took place at the Langer airfield, near Nottingham, on Tuesday, aims to raise hundreds of pounds for the legion, as well as marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

It also coincided with the week of commemoration events in France marking the anniversary of the Battle of Amiens, which is seen as marking the beginning of the end of the conflict.

Lilian, pictured above with members of the Red Devils, said she isn’t currently planning a third jump, but added: “I never know what I’m going to do next.”

Lilian has already received more than £200 in online pledges towards her initial target of £500.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lilian-fisherparachutejumpforroyalbritishlegion.



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