A BRAVE trio took part in a skydive to raise around £3,000 for a Gwent-based community organisation.

Janine Evans, Carole Dunleavy and Michelle Gwynne, members of Valley Daffodils, took the plunge at Skydive Swansea to raise vital funds for the group.

Caerphilly-based Valley Daffodils was set up by mum-of-two Ceri Hooper in 2016 for families of children of all disabilities and additional needs.

Ms Hooper said the money raised will be a huge boost to the charity.

She said: “We are a relatively new community organisation and any little amount helps.

“To raise £3,000 is like winning the lottery for us.”

Valley Daffodils regularly meets for coffee mornings and provides various activities.

Ms Dunleavy said the skydive was a memorable experience.

“It was amazing,” she said.

“Although I did wonder what I was doing as I dangled off the side of the plane . . . but once we jumped, the freefall was better than the fastest rollercoaster.”

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