Deesider free falls 10,000 feet for cats

For the cats: Liz Robinson fell 10,000 feet before her parachute opened up
For the cats: Liz Robinson fell 10,000 feet before her parachute opened up

A local lady who jumped out of a moving plane for charity has thanked those that helped her raise £1,000 for disadvantaged cats.

As reported in the Piper on July 24, 2015, Liz Robinson, Co-ordinator for Deeside Cats Protection, had vowed to skydive in October to raise money for her branch.

And last month, she did it, nearly doubling her target of £500.

Liz said: “I felt very, very sick at 10,000 feet looking down from the plane, but once I got out and was free-falling it was fantastic.

“I actually think I might have conquered my fear of heights.”

The primary need for the money raised was for the van, Deeside Cats Protection’s biggest cost, which Liz uses to travel all over the area at all times of the day and night to rescue ferals, strays and lost pets.

And the cost of the van couldn’t have been more aptly highlighted than last week, when getting the Deeside branch’s van through its MOT added up to £600.

“We’re also buying a blood pressure monitor, to enable cats having ops better chances of survival,” said Liz.

“Blood pressure can drop quickly, so this will help save lives.”

Liz swam with tiger sharks back in 2013 to raise money for the branch, and next plans to test her mettle for the cats on Deeside in 2017. What her next challenge will be is yet to be decided.

Liz added: “I just want to say thank you very, very much to all who sponsored me. It’s all for the cats.”