Alperton schoolgirl takes the plunge for charity

Teenager raises money for NSPCC by sky-diving

A GENEROUS schoolgirl has proved she is a high flyer by doing a sky dive for a children’s charity.

Anisah Qureshi, of Lyon Park Avenue, Alperton, took the ultimate plunge and raised �145 for NSPCC last week.

The 16-year-old, who goes to Haydon Secondary School in Hillingdon, is no stranger to extreme ways of charity fundraising so after taking part in a half-marathon last year she told the Times the only way was up.

She said: “I wanted to do something more extreme this time so I decided to do a sky dive as it is daring.

“Most people told me it is the best feeling in the world and it was.”

Anisah even managed to persuade her friend Kirsty Stephan to take part.

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“We both had great fun,” she said.

“I got some last minute nerves as I was freefalling but that’s because it was initially hard to breath but after that it was brilliant.

“I will do it again without a doubt, but as the air can be a bit cold I’ll go somewhere nice and hot like the Caribbean.”

Anisah’s proud father Abdul said: “I am very proud of her for doing a sky dive – I wouldn’t do one!

“She’s only 16 and she’s a child herself. She’s a real high flier.”