A brave charity fundraiser will take to the skies to raise cash for a liver disease charity.

Shelly Jago-Osman, 33, of Arundel Road, Peacehaven, will jump from an aircraft at 12,000 feet to raise money for PSC Support UK - an organisation that funds vital research into the rare and incurable liver disease Primary Sclerosing Colongitis (PSC).

Despite being scared of heights, Shelly wants to raise awareness and help fund medical research that will one day find a cure for PSC.

She will jump at Hearcorn Skydive Centre in Kent on Saturday, July 25.

Shelly said: "I'm doing the jump because my family recently found out that my stepdad has the disease. I am absolutely petrified of heights and am overcoming a personal fear of my own by doing the jump.

"PSC is a rare incurable disease which is under-researched and unknown to the general public. There is no known cause, cure or treatment. It causes the bile ducts both inside and out of the liver to become scarred, narrowed and eventually blocked. As more ducts become blocked, bile becomes trapped and damages the liver, leading to cirrhosis and liver failure."

Generous Shelly has so far raised around £1,000 for the charity, but would like to reach closer to £2,000 before she jumps.

Readers can donate to her fund at www.justgiving.com/shelly-pscsupportuk

For more information on the charity, visit www.pscsupport.org.uk