A WEE COUNTY woman took her fundraiser efforts to new heights with a charity skydive recently.

Louise Baxter, from Tillicoultry, and her friend Kerry completed the daring fundraiser in order to raise some funds to help treat Parkinson’s.

Louise’s family have seen first-hand the impact of the condition after her uncle Gill and father Don – twin brothers – were both diagnosed.

The women signed up as part of the Parkinson's UK Skydive September and dove from a plan at 10,000ft, from Strathallan airfield in Auchterarder last month.

In doing so, the daring duo raised £1,370 which will be donated to the charity.

Louise lost her uncle Gill to the disease in 2017, just one week after her father was diagnosed with the same condition.

After seeing the advert for the skydive online over the summer, Louise and her friend signed up “after one or two glasses of wine.”

Louise said: “The skydive was absolutely amazing. The freefall is exhilarating and once the parachute opens it becomes totally silent and very peaceful.

“We were both so chuffed to raise such an amount of money. Our family and friends were really generous.”

Louise is no stranger to fundraising and took part in the Ultra White Collar Boxing event for Cancer Research in Alloa earlier this year, in support of her dad Don, who is now in remission for prostate cancer.

She said the boxing, which raised more than £6,000, was “a great way to fundraise and get fit.”

There are no plans for anymore fundraising at the moment as Louise thinks she will now “rest for a bit.”

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition. It causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time and affects roughly one adult in every 350.