Kudos to Old Elean, Beatrice (Molly) Whymark, who has ticked skydiving off her bucket list – and raised more than £1,000 for charity by doing so!

Molly, who left King’s Ely Sixth Form in 2021, jumped out of an airplane on Saturday (October 7th) and described the experience as “absolutely fantastic”. She says she has always wanted to do a skydive, and that it seemed like a great opportunity to raise money and awareness for a charity close to her heart – Macmillan Cancer Support.

Molly is studying Design and Visual Communications at the University of Leeds. She is currently in her ‘year in industry’, where she is Marketing and Design Intern at the luxurious Leeds-based brand, James Hare.

Molly, who has raised an impressive £1,020 in sponsorship so far, said: “Jumping out of a plane is something that I have always wanted to tick off my bucket list. I had an absolutely fantastic time and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an adrenaline rush – you will either love it or hate it!

“My jump was in memory of Barbara and Roy Whymark, Peter Side, Ross Barclay and many other friends who I have lost to cancer. Macmillan gives people with cancer everything they have got. If you are diagnosed, your worries are Macmillan’s worries. Macmillan is doing whatever it takes. Everyone has been so generous, which I am extremely grateful for.”

You can sponsor Molly here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/beatrice-molly-whymark

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