A wildlife assistant at the RSPCA wildlife centre in East Winch is set to take part in four fundraising events for the charity.

Jo Brooks is to run, cycle and jump out of an aeroplance all in a bid to raise money for the centre, and all during the week of her 40th birthday.

Miss Brooks has worked at the centre for ten years and decided she wanted to mark her milestone birthday with a real fundraising effort.

Her birthday is on May 3 and she will begin her fundraising with a sky dive on May 2.

This will be follwed by a 5k park run in King’s Lynn on her birthday and the followiung day she will be completing the 10k of Lynn’s 10k GEAR.

There will then be a short break before she takes part in a London to Paris cycle ride which will see her cover 300 miles in four days starting on May 7.

“I have been training hard for this event, but I do now need to step it up a gear as it is getting close all the time,” she said.

“To be honest, the sky dive is the one thing I am worried about as I am petrified of heights,” she added.

Miss Brooks is aiming to raise £1,000.

“We all think Jo is a little bit bonkers for doing this amazing fundraising challenge, but we are extremely grateful to her,” said centre manager Alison Charles.

Miss Brooks can be sponsored via www.justgiving.com/Jo-Brooks1