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.


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“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.”

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