Paragliding pensioner Connie lifts off to help pets charity – at the age of 90
Connie Smith, 90, hopes to raise £250 for her favourite pet charity by taking to the skies in southern Spain.
A pensioner has ticked an item off her bucket list on her 90th birthday – by going paragliding.
Fearless Connie Smith took to the skies in southern Spain in aid of her favourite pet charity, PDSA, on October 26.
The 90-year-old was hoping to go wing walking but she exceeded the age limit of 75.
Connie, of Grantham, Lincolnshire, was supported by her son, Pete, and her daughter-in-law, Jane, who both live in Spain.
She said: “Everyone thought I was completely mad, but it was an absolutely fantastic experience. I enjoyed every second.
“I didn’t feel scared at all, I just took in the beautiful scenery around me.”
Connie said she had started supporting PDSA when she was seven years old and is hoping to raise Â£250 from her paragliding attempt.
She continued: “I’m a big animal lover and have always supported PDSA.
“I have a cat and know how important pets are, particularly as you get older.”
Rosie Gibbons, fundraiser at PDSA, who will celebrate their 100th birthday on November 17, said: “Connie is a true inspiration – her bravery is truly remarkable.
“We are incredibly grateful to Connie for going above and beyond to raise money for sick and injured pets.”