TWO sisters-in-law from Barnton who both lost loved ones to suicide are set to do the UK's highest possible skydive for a prevention charity.

Chell Johnson lost someone she was very close to in 2018, while Zoe Quilty's sister's partner took his own life in 2021.

The pair will be heading up to Black Knight's Skydiving Centre in Lancaster on Saturday, September 17, where they will jump from a light aircraft cruising at 15,000 feet, strapped to an instructor.

They will experience a freefall of around 60 seconds before the two-man parachute is deployed.

All the money they raise will be donated to PAPYRUS, a charity which specialises in preventing suicide in young people.

Chell, a professional upholsterer and furniture restorer, said she loves adventurous sports, but Zoe, who is 29, has never done anything like this before.

The 51-year-old said: "Fifteen thousand feet sounds pretty high, but I'm trying not to think about that bit.

"It a first for both of us, but I love all that kind of thing. I think poor Zoe's a bit nervous.

"I really can't wait. I love rollercoasters, and I went parasailing in Spain last June.

"I don't fancy bungee jumping though. No thanks.

"Skydiving is something I've always wanted to do, so I thought if I'm going to do it, I may as well do it for a good cause.

"PAPYRUS is definitely a charity close to both our hearts.

"Zoe's sister's partner took his own life in 2021, and someone very close to me did the same in 2018.

"We've done Facebook birthday fundraisers for them in the past, but this is the biggest one so far.

"We're really happy with how well it's going."

As well as their own dedicated fundraising pages, Chell and Zoe are running an online raffle with donated prizes, including a season ticket to Northwich Vics.

So far, they've sold more than 200 tickets and raised £1,000.

"The Vics season ticket is probably the biggest prize, but I've also donated £50 worth of upholstery vouchers, and there's garden maintenance, gift baskets - all sorts."

"Prize donors have been so generous. We can't thank them enough."