A DAUGHTER has taken the ultimate plunge to raise money in memory of her father.
Every year, Kinga Assis raises money for cancer charities.
This year, her challenge was jumping from a plane at 10,000ft for CLIC Sargent.
“I thought I would be more scared but I was actually quite relaxed,” said Kinga, who works at Chichester Orthodontic Clinic.
“It was a very interesting feeling.
“The only time I was very nervous was when the door opened on the plane and I thought ‘Am I really going to do this?’. Then I was out and it was amazing, I think I laughed all the way down.”
Kinga was lucky she got to jump at all.
Because of weather conditions on the day only 35 of 120 jumpers planning to take part in the World Record skydive for CLIC Sargent were able to make the leap.
However, they still raised more than £44,000 between them for children and families affected by cancer.
“The weather wasn’t as nice as I wanted,” said Kinga.
“I was hoping for blue skies and but it was still a brilliant experience.”
Since her father’s death, charities supporting those with cancer and their families have held a special place in Kinga’s heart.
She takes part in Race for Life and has tackled a sponsored abseil for CLIC Sargent in the past.
“Everyone knows someone who is affected by cancer,” she said.
“For me, it was my dad. He died when he was 39.
“It is very sad when an adult dies but terrible when it happens to children.”
Kinga said she wanted to say a special thank you to her colleagues and patients at Chichester Orthodontic Clinic for their ‘continual support’ and help raising money and awareness of the CLIC Sargent charity.
“I just want to say a big thank you,” she said.
“I couldn’t have done it without my sponsors.”
There is still time to sponsor Kinga via: www.justgiving.com/kingaassis.
More information on CLIC Sargent is available at www.clicsargent.org.uk.