A LOCHGELLY woman set to reach great heights with two colleagues to raise money for charity and her workplace.

Jennifer Wright, along with fellow Pupil Support Assistants Carly Haldane and Caitlin Arnold from Calaiswood School in Dunfermline, are taking to the skies to raise money for a special fundraising challenge.

The cash raised will be shared between CHAS and the school to buy valuable resources to support its youngsters.

One of the courageous participants, Carly, said the hair-raising challenge was even more of a feat as two of them are scared of heights!

"We are all in the same class and one of the girls said I have got a wee bucket list for my 30th. I asked what was on it and she said a skydive," said Carly.

"I said I have always wanted to do that but I am petrified of heights. She said why don't we do it for the school as there are lots of resources that we need.

"We just lost a child recently in the school and we have lost quite a few before. The child went to respite to CHAS to Rachel House and one of the girls has a friend whose daughter died before the age of two and she went there too.

"Our school is a custom built special school for children with complex additional support needs and we have got a variety of children from nursery age to 18. There are lot of degenerative conditions so a lot of different resources are needed in the school as there are so many complex needs.

"I have been at the school for about five years and the resources we have got are outstanding but it is things like this which help. We are just giving our bit back. Our colleagues think we are mad."

The three friends plan to carry out fundraisers to ensure they can raise as much funds as they can in the lead up to their dive which is taking place in May.

"We are doing a lot of fundraisers to cover the costs of the jump so all the money we get in sponsorship goes to the charities," added Carly, from Kingseat.

"We don't want want any of the jump money being used for that so we are doing bonus balls, bake sales and going to have a quiz night.

"We are booked to do it on May 13 – we turn up at 8am at the St Andrews Skydive in Glenrothes then we get our training and then we jump. The website says it (the dive) will be within 10,000 feet.

"If we were not raising money for these charities, I would not be doing it!"

Anyone wanting to help Carly, Caitlin and Jennifer's fundraising can do so by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/looney-broons.