8:00am Saturday 28th April 2012
Two veterinary nurses will swap their scrubs for sky diving gear when they jump 10,000ft out of a plane for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
Amy Rulton and Emma Hunkin, who both work for the animal charity, hope to raise £800 when they complete the challenge at Hinton Skydiving Centre, near Oxford, on May 11.
Ms Rulton, from Muswell Hill, north London, said: "I have never been in a plane before but I'm not scared at all. I can't wait to do it and hopefully raise some money for Battersea."
Her colleague Ms Hunkin, from Morden, said: "I've wanted to do a sky dive for a long time, so I thought doing it for Battersea would be a great idea."
Battersea Dogs and Cats home has taken in more than three million animals since it was established in 1860 and relies on charitable donations.
To sponsor the skydivers visit www.justgiving.com/amyandmarie.
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