A WOMAN from Fownhope is to take to the skies to raise money for disadvantaged people in Africa.

Eve Grisenthwaite, 22, will descend from 10,000 feet on August 9 in a tandem skydive at Tilstock Airfield, near Whitchurch in Shropshire.

She is aiming to raise more than £800 for APT Action on Poverty.

"I plan to conquer a fear of heights by skydiving while raising funds for a worthy cause," said Eve.

"I’ve never done anything like this before so it’s a huge challenge."

APT aims to create safe, lasting solutions to hunger and poverty through small enterprise and improved working conditions.

Andy Jeans the chief executive officer for the charity, said: "We are thrilled to hear that Eve is planning to donate sponsorship to APT and you can be sure that every penny will go to people who really need it.

"I visit our projects regularly and our support makes a huge difference to people’s lives putting food on the table every day all year around with a little bit extra for schooling and healthcare."

To sponsor Eve, visit www.bmycharity.com/EvesAPTskydive