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Eurovision singer Bianca Nicholas's sister raises £2,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust with skydive

PUBLISHED: 10:43 09 September 2015 | UPDATED: 17:11 16 September 2015

Zoey and Bianca Nicholas

Zoey and Bianca Nicholas

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THE sister of a singer who represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest has raised almost £2,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

THE sister of a singer who represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest has raised almost £2,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust after jumping out of a plane at 12,000 feet.

Mother-of-three Zoey Nicholas is the sister of Bianca Nicholas, one half of the duo Electro Velvet, who represented the UK this year with the song Still In Love With You.

The 39-year-old completed her skydive at Headcorn Aerodrome on Sunday, watched by Bianca and the rest of her family.

“Going up in the plane was a bit nerve-wracking to start with, but once I left the aircraft and saw all the beautiful countryside below, it was a truly amazing experience,” said Zoey, who is sales manager at Dyno Plumbing Kent.

“I’m so pleased with how much I have managed to raise and delighted with all the support I’ve received - especially the sponsorship from my employers.

“I want to give cystic fibrosis sufferers a brighter future.”

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system, which causes problems with breathing and digesting food. The life expectancy of those with the condition has historically been very short, although now more than half of sufferers will live past the age of 40.

The disease affects almost 10,000 people in the UK and there is no known cure. For more information visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk.

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