A WEYMOUTH teenager will plunge from the skies to help people with dementia.

Hollie Kearns, 19, is taking on the sponsored skydive tomorrow in aid of Dementia UK.

Two of Hollie’s grandparents, Peter Kearns, aged 76, and John Hannigan, 80, suffer from dementia and were taken into Weymouth Community Hospital within five days of each other.

Hollie said: “I am really close to both of my granddads and sadly they both suffer from the illness.”

The dedicated fundraiser advised other families affected by dementia to ‘stay strong’.

She added: “I’ve raised £700 so far but I really want people to keep donating.

“I am very happy with the support from people in Weymouth.”

Miss Kearns, who is a business apprentice at tReds on the Granby Industrial Estate, will take on the challenge at an airfield near Honiton, Devon.

She said: “I’m really nervous now and when people mention it I feel sick but it’s all for a good cause.

“I told my granddads about it and they seemed really pleased.”

She lives in Dennis Road with her mum Carole and dad Billy.

Dementia UK is a charity intent on improving the quality of life of dementia patients.

To donate visit justgiving.com/Hollie-Kearns