Funeral directors Katie-Sarah Willing and Tristan Stubbs, who look after Co-op Funeralcare locations in Launceston, Okehampton and Tavistock, have recently completed a daring challenge that saw the pair skydiving from a plane 10,000 feet above the ground.

The once-in-a-lifetime experience was organised to raise money and awareness for mental health charity Mind.

Tristan Stubbs works at the Co-op Funeralcare in Tavistock and Katie-Sarah Willing at Okehampton and Launceston.

The two funeral directors completed the jump, which consisted of a free fall at 120mph, as part of a £1,000 fundraising initiative. So impressive was their courage that their JustGiving page has now exceeded the initial fundraising goal, nearing over £1,3oo in donations from friends, family and locals from communities across Tavistock, Launceston and Okehampton.

Katie-Sarah said: “For decades, mental health has been under-reported and under-funded. It’s an issue that people still find difficult to talk about, despite the fact that it can affect any one of us at any time.

“Mind is a fantastic charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Tristan and I are both so pleased with the amount of money we were able to raise, and the generosity of so many of our colleagues who helped us smash our target, and raise so much money for a cause so near and dear to our hearts.”

To support their fundraising goal visit the JustGiving page