A BRAVE nurse who took a leap of faith is counting the cost of her success – in hard earned cash for a charity.
Alison Labrey, a mother of three from Dobcross, conquered her fear of flying to make a skydive to support her niece Libby Read.
Libby works for Findacure, which helps patients and support groups with extremely rare diseases.
Alison, a member of Dobcross Village Community Executive Committee and a district nurse based at Chadderton, initially set herself a target of raising £500 for the national charity.
But, after being backed by kindly well-wishers, she presented more than £1,300 to the Findacure Foundation.
Alison said: “I was amazed at the response. People have been so generous.
“Libby is passionate about the charity as she really believes in the work they do. I got talked into doing the skydive when she was visiting at Christmas.
“Initially, I did try to get out of it as I have a real fear of flying, never mind actually jumping from a plane!
“However, we jumped from around 13,000 feet and it was amazing!
“I had such a fantastic day and I never thought I would say it but I would love to do one again.”
Donations can still be made via Alison’s charity page.