A CAFE owner did an 11,000ft skydive in aid of the Noah’s Ark Appeal.

Susan Reed, 51, from New Inn, raised more than £650 through sponsorship for the charity, which fundraises for the Children’s Hospital for Wales.

Ms Reed, who owns Sitting Pretty Cafe, in Cwmbran Shopping, completed the skydive at Redlands Air Field, Swindon, on October 6 after being encouraged by a friend.

Ms Reed said: “It was a terrifying but exhilarating experience. Knowing I was doing it for such a worthy charity definitely made it easier.”

She added: “I chose the Noah Ark’s Appeal as I heard a campaign on the radio a few years ago where a teenager explained how difficult it was telling her friends that she was ill. The story has always stayed with me.

“It’s a fantastic charity which makes a difference.

The majority of donations came from my loyal customers.

It’s a testament to the community.”