Search

High-flying Brentwood teenager completes world-limit skydive

11:05 04 March 2014

Paige Warren said the dive was "the best experience ever."

Paige Warren said the dive was "the best experience ever."

Archant

A daredevil teenager celebrated her 16th birthday with a charity skydive at 15,000 ft, the maximum height allowed without oxygen anywhere in the world.

The 16-year-old daredevil now has her sights set on swimming with sharks.The 16-year-old daredevil now has her sights set on swimming with sharks.

On Saturday morning, high-flyer Paige Warren hurtled through the clear Devon sky at speeds of 120mph during the 60-second freefall, which was all done for a good cause.

Her father Terry received the all-clear from throat and tongue cancer in February and Paige decided to raise funds for the radiotherapy department at Southend Hospital, where he was treated.

“It was the best experience ever,” said Paige, who studies at Brentwood County High School in Seven Arches Road.

Nerves turned into excitement as the jump approached, and Paige even passed through a rainbow on the way down to her watching family.

“I loved it. The first thing I said when I landed was that I wanted to do it again!” she said.

Waiting for her were proud parents Terry and Rachel, 14-year-old brother Jack as well as her grandparents and aunty and uncle.

Rachel said: “It was amazing to see her come through the clouds. We all had binoculars and were bursting with pride.”

After raising more than £1,300, smashing her original target of £500, Rachel now has her heart set on swimming with sharks in Wales, and possibly going to another country to do a higher, oxygen-assisted dive.

But in the meantime she is taking in the experience and enjoing telling her schoolfriends all about it.

“They couldn’t believe I was going to do it,” she explained. “But they were all supportive and all really proud of me.”

To donate to Paige’s fundraising, email Rachel on r-warren1@sky.com.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

31 minutes ago
Travellers in Grenfell park, Romford

Travellers have moved on to green space in Romford.

Yesterday, 17:22
Left to right: Tracey Boanas, principal, Mr Jin Xiangjun, Ms Lin Lei and Christall Adams, year 3 subject leader

The Harris Academy Primary has welcomed two teachers from China to help pupils and staff raise standards in maths by using their world-class approach.

Yesterday, 16:53
Samantha Smith outside the Travelodge

A young homeless family were left stranded after Havering Council’s credit card payment was declined at the hotel they were due to stay in.

Yesterday, 15:18
Map of Havering from Google Maps

Havering celebrates its 50th birthday tomorrow with a party at the town hall.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Munch on a tasy three course dinner at The Refinery!

“Where to go for a drink near Great Portland Street?” was previously met with blank expressions and shrugs for those local to the area, not anymore, thanks to the opening of The Refinery at Regent’s Place, the eighth bar and restaurant from hugely-successful group Drake & Morgan.

Funky adidias iPhone cases up for grabs!

We’ve teamed up with adidas Originals to give away four iPhone 5/5s cases.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder