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'Supergran' skydives for charity
Doreen Oury
Doreen Oury 'jumped' for charity raising 3,000
An 84-year-old great grandmother has taken a 10,000ft (3,000m) skydiving plunge to raise money for charity.

Doreen Oury, nicknamed "supergran", hurtled towards the ground at 120mph (193km/h) strapped to a skydiver for the tandem jump.

"This was something I needed to do for me, and it was lovely that I could help raise money for Brendoncare at the same time," said Mrs Oury.

She raised 3,000 for Brendoncare Knightwood care centre where she lives.

She was one of six taking part in the jump which raised a total of 5,000.

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