Gold medal-winning para dressage rider Natasha Baker is to jump out of a plane for charity this weekend.
Natasha — who told H&H she is “petrified of heights” — is skydiving for Dreamflight on Sunday (14 September).
Dreamfight is a charity that takes disabled or ill children from all over the UK to Florida for 10 days.
“I was a Dreamflight child in 1999, the 13th annual trip, and it totally changed my life,” said Natasha, who recently returned from competing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games where Britain took team gold.
“I decided the year after that my goal was to win a gold medal at the Paralympics, and 12 years later my dream came true.
“I truly believe that if it hadn’t been for Dreamflight I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
Each trip costs £3,500 per child, so Natasha is hoping to raise as much money as possible.
“A skydive has always been something that I wanted to do though and I cannot think of a more deserving cause to do it for. Dreamflight means so much to me. I conquered my fears of leaving my parents when I was nine to go on the trip, so I will have to face my fears again for this,” she said.