Pat flies through the air with the greatest of ease - aged 90

October 04 2018

A 90-YEAR-OLD former NHS nurse has jumped out of a plane from 10,000ft to raise money for charity.

Pat Lockett, from Downend, made the leap for Above & Beyond, the official charity for Bristol city centre hospitals, having worked as a nurse for 52 years.

Members of her large family cheered her on as a brave - and somewhat nervous - Pat jumped out of the plane at an airfield in Salisbury.

Pat, right, said: "I really enjoyed floating down and the man I was strapped to was very good at pointing out local landmarks. It was fantastic. It was out of this world."

Pat became a nurse aged 18, in 1947. When she retired, aged 70,  she was working at Frenchay Hospital. 

To sponsor Pat, visit her online Just Giving page.

For more information about fundraising for Above & Beyond, visit the charity's website www.aboveandbeyond.org.uk