A WOMAN is set to plunge 15,000 feet out of the sky in aid of a cause close to her heart.

Jazmin Fletcher, former pupil at Queen Katherine School in Kendal, is completing a skydive on July 6 in memory of her "nanna" Joan Jennings.

Joan, originally from Edmonton in London, died from ovarian cancer at the age of 63 on July 5, 2008.

This means Jazmin will be doing the event just one day after the 11th anniversary of her nanna’s death.

Jazmin, 22, who was 12-years-old when her nanna died, said It was “heartbreaking to lose someone so close”.

“She was the centre of our family and the loveliest person I have ever met.

“I used to spend most of my summers with her where she lived in Spain.

“Nanna was the most generous woman you could ever meet; very selfless and was trying to fight cancer with chemotherapy to be with her family.”

Marketing management graduate Jazmin is doing the challenge in aid of research charity Target Ovarian Cancer.

Every year, 7,300 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Jazmin wants to raise awareness of the importance of the charity with funding for ovarian cancer dropping by a third in the last five years. So far she has raised more than £1,700 for the cause through a crowdfunding page.

“I am really excited support a charity that does something to help people and their families,” she said.

“Three of my nanna’s siblings have died through cancer - two of her sisters to ovarian cancer - and her brother to prostate cancer - all at a young age.”

Jazmin will be doing the skydive at Grange-over-Sands. You can donate on the website: www.everyclick.com/charity-skydive-jazmin-fletcher