An optician jumped 10,000ft from a plane for charity.

Laura Pacey, who works for Wardale Williams in Halstead, was keen to raise money for Fight For Sight, a charity dedicated to funding world-class research into the prevention and treatment of blindness and eye disease.

The 21-year-old from Sudbury said: “I was so nervous I didn’t realise how cold it was until after the jump.

“However, the whole experience of jumping out of a plane at 10,000ft was exhilarating.”

Friends, family and Wardale Williams have made generous contributions to help Laura raise £500.

Donations can still be made online at