AN INTERIOR DESIGNER is getting over her fear of heights and plans to jump 13,000 feet out of an aircraft to raise money for a Worcester breast cancer unit.

Annabel Amphlett, 51, is taking the leap of faith in the group sky-dive in a bid to raise money for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven.

The 51 year old said: "None of us have a head for heights and we'd all really prefer to keep our feet on the ground.

"So this event is way out of our comfort zones and we are truly grateful for every pound anyone can donate to this incredible cause."

The 13,000 feet jump will take place on Saturday, with 17 others in the county taking part.

The mother-of-two, said the idea for the skydive came during a "moment of madness" during a lunch with friends in her garden.

She said: "I thought it might just be me, then after some more wine, our friends decided they’d join in. And now we’re up to 18 people, I’m thrilled."

She is joined by Charles Moyle, Charles Whitworth, Savannah Edwards, Patricia Marlar, Caroline Sheppard her husband Chris and children Alex and Oliver, and Russ Good.

Kendall Wadley partner Jeremy Clarke Morris, his wife Sue and daughters Jessica and Maisie will also be jumping, along with Jevan Taylor, consultant breast surgeon, Candy Connolly, wife of celebrity florist Shane Connolly and Nick Lechmere.

She said:"We’ve all been touched by breast cancer among family members and friends.

"The Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven provides practical and emotional support and the best possible care to those at a time when they really need it.”

The group have raised more than £19,000 so far. To donate to the cause, please visit

More than 800 women and seven men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in Worcestershire.

Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven, based at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, provides practical and emotional support to those diagnosed, working closely with specialist NHS teams to provide care.