A THRILL-SEEKER is gearing up for take-off as she gets set to take on her latest fundraising effort for a male cancer charity.

Nadine Rudd, of Witham, will skydive from 15,000ft when she takes to the skies over Suffolk next month to raise cash for Balls to Cancer.

She said: “I booked it on a Sunday evening and woke up the following morning and thought ‘What on earth have I done?’

“I’m sure I’ll be absolutely terrified when I’m up there and I’ll be much happier when I’m back on the ground but it has to be done.”

The 49-year-old is hoping the skydive will help her raise £1,500 for Balls to Cancer which aims to raise awareness of all types of cancer which can affect men.

Nadine said: “I’d say it’s been a slow start but hopefully with a bit of publicity we can start to get a bit more coming in.

“I have friends who have had prostate cancer in the past so it is a charity which is close to my heart.

“It’s about raising awareness of cancer in men. For example, watching the television this morning I have seen six or seven adverts for women’s cancer but not a single one about cancer affecting men so there’s something wrong there.

“Men can often be very reserved about things like this but they shouldn’t be and we all have men in our families so it can affect all of us.

“Balls to Cancer also provide trips away for families in luxury caravans so they can make the most of what time they have left together.”

Nadine is not new to the world of charity fundraising.

Last year she took part in a 100mph zipwire challenge to raise cash for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and, in 2017, was part of a 24-hour darts marathon.

Nadine will throw herself out of an aeroplane on Saturday, April 13.

Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/ nadine-rudd to donate to the appeal.