A MOTHER and son team from Flint have leapt from a plane at 15,000ft to raise funds for a charity supporting young people with cancer.

Victoria Garcia completed the tandem skydive on May 15 at Skyline’s Black Knights Parachute Centre, in Lancaster, with her son Ashley Garcia, a Flint High school student, who turned 16 on the day of the skydive.

Victoria, who said that there it was a feeling like no other to fall through the sky, did her first skydive last year with a work colleague, raising a combined £1500 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. This time around, the mother and son raised just over £1400 for the same charity.

The Leader has previously reported that Victoria lost her mother in February to cancer.

At the time, Victoria said: “Losing my mum was a huge loss to us all but doing something like this as a family is very special and I know mum would be full of encouragement for Ashley.

“Having experienced skydiving once, there really is no feeling like it, it is absolutely amazing. For a few moments while you are up there, after deploying the parachute, every feeling of fear and everyday worries just disappear in the moment.

“It really is incredible, and I am so excited to be going up for a second time.”

She said: “It was such a great experience to have shared with Ashley and an unforgettable way to celebrate him turning 16. I’m proud of what we have achieved and helped to raise for this very important charity.”

Victoria has also recently celebrated hitting her target weight loss at her local Slimming World group at Flint Town Hall, shedding six stone in six months.

She added: "I would not have been able to do a skydive before I lost weight as I was too heavy. Losing this weight has also given me a massive boost in confidence and I am a lot more active now> It is great being able to do more with my children playing football, going on long walks with the dog and going the trampoline park.

To find out more about the charity, go to their website here -