Having reported on last year’s Birdman event, and its cancellation in July, after some persuasion from the organisers, I swapped my notebook and pen for a wand and wings and made a splash for the Sussex Snowdrop Trust.
The nerves really started to set in during the safety briefing on the pier.
Having only been on the pier a few times I had never really realised just how high it was.
Then with shaking hands and a slightly light-headed feeling it was time to get into my Observer Fairy costume.
I absolutely loved my outfit and I would like to say a huge thank you to the pupils and the staff at Nyewood Junior School who made me such a fantastic costume at very short notice.
Then after photos and interviews on the pier it was time for the main event.
I was fourth to jump and getting more nervous with every second.
By the time my name was called I was starting to wonder if I would be able to go through with it.
Standing at the edge of the scaffolding I made the mistake of looking down.
I then decided it was now or never and made the leap of faith.
The sea was not as cold as I expected and in less than one minute I was safely inside the rescue boat.