High-flying student raises funds for Malawi library

Ciara Morrell skydives from 13,500ft
Ciara Morrell skydives from 13,500ft
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A teenager from Combs has thrown herself out of plane at 13,500ft to help her improve educational facilities in one of the poorest countries in the world.

Ciara Morrell, 16, made the leap on February 16 at Beccles Airfield, raising £1,800.

She said the jump was ‘an amazing experience’ despite shouting ‘I do not want to do this’ just before leaping from the plane.

The money raised will be used to help improve facilities, including setting up a library in Malawi.

Ciara will travel to the African country with fellow pupils of Culford School this summer. The students will spend three weeks working in a community teaching in schools and helping to improve facilities.

One of the projects they will undertake is establishing a library at the Good News Orphanage.

Each student travelling to the country has been tasked with raising £2,000 towards the project.

Ciara said: “It’s a once in a lifetime experience.

“I’m looking forward to helping anyone who needs it because you do not get the opportunity to do that much very often.”

In previous years Culford students travelling to Malawi have undertaken projects including helping to build a school, setting up a medical centre and fund-raising to provide supplies.