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One thrill-seeking Council employee has raised over £630 for charity by completing a skydive.

Sepideh Roushan Stewart, of Communications and Participation, completed a tandem parachute jump from 10,000 feet in the skies over St. Andrews.

Taking off from Fife Airport in Glenrothes, Sepideh was accompanied by instructors from Skydive St. Andrews.

Sepi’s skydive was in aid of Diabetes UK, a charity close to her heart – partly because she experienced gestational diabetes while pregnant with her son, Sam.

Gestational diabetes can affect any pregnant woman – usually during the second and third trimester – and may cause complications during pregnancy and birth. 

Women with gestational diabetes don’t have diabetes before their pregnancy, and after giving birth it usually goes away.

Speaking after her exhilarating experience, Sepideh said:

“This was my first time skydiving and honestly, it’s one of the greatest things I’ve experienced. I loved it.

“I had gestational diabetes myself when I was pregnant with my son, Sam, so I know the effects diabetes can have on families.

“This year marks a decade since my mum passed away and this was in memory of her.”

Sepi’s JustGiving page is still accepting donations.