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

Jazmin Fletcher, who lives on Brentwood Grove, Leigh will be completing a skydive on July 6 in memory of her nan 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 nan's death.

Leigh Journal:

Joan with her granddaughters Jazmin and Olivia

Jazmin, 22, who was 12 when she lost her nan, said: "It was heartbreaking losing someone so close.

"She was the centre of our family and the loveliest person I have ever met; like a second mother to me.

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

"She 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.

Leigh Journal:

Jazmin, right, with her work colleagues

"Ovarian cancer is quite hard to recognise the signs until it is too late," Jasmin added.

"I am really excited support a charity that does something to help people and their families.

"I have never done a challenge like this before.

"It is a charity that means a lot to my family.

"Three of my nan’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 to the skydive at Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria.

To donate to her crowdfunding page click here.