A ROSLIN nursery assistant is taking a leap of faith for a good cause.
Lindsay Drynan, who works with Forest Friends at Roslin BioCentre, is planning a charity skydive on August 4 to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
She is raising funds after seeing the support and care the charity provided to her grandfather, who died in 2001, and latterly her uncle, who died in February this year.
For someone who is scared of heights and has never done anything like this before, a tandem skydive is quite a challenge.
Lindsay, who has set a fundraising target of £450, is already very excited about her task.
She said: “It’s not the jumping out of the plane, because I’m really looking forward to that part. It’s the landing that is making me nervous.”
It will be a family affair at St Andrews next month, with Lindsay’s parents, grandmother and friends coming to watch her descent.
A video will be attached to her helmet, so they’ll also have a close-up view of the big drop.
Since leaving school, Lindsay has worked at Forest Friends, where she assists primarily in the care of pre-school children (three to five years) as well as studying for a National Progression Award (NPA).
Lindsay is receiving plenty of onsite encouragement from tenants on the science park, as Marie Curie recently leased space at Roslin BioCentre for the community nursing staff while its Frogston Road site undergoes a six-month refurbishment project.
Donations to Lindsay can be made online at www.justgiving.com/lindsay-drynan0.