A ‘MAD’ fundraiser will be jumping out of a plane today to support Deangate Care Home.

Rachael Addy, who works as activities co-ordinator at the Mapplewell-based care home, has done plenty of fundraising activities in the past.

For each, she asks for the input of residents, who this time round asked if she’d be willing to do a skydive.

She said: “I’m a bit nervous – it’s getting to me now. All the residents are asking if I’m excited, I just say ‘it’s something like that’. I’m always trying to do fundraising for the home.

“So I asked the residents what they wanted me to do next, and someone suggested I jump out of a plane. They’ve all been telling their families that I’m doing this so now they’re giving me support too.”

Some residents will be joining Rachael today, with transport provided by Globe Holidays who have also sponsored her fundraising effort.

So far she’s raised more than £2,200, and is hoping to reach £2,500 by the time it’s done.

Before starting, she made a deal with residents that if she reached £2,000 she’d let them choose a fancy dress costume for her to wear.

“I’m going dressed as Supergirl,” Rachael added. "I don’t know who’s more mad, them or me. It’s probably me.”