A BUS driver from Arborfield swapped tickets for parachutes as she completed a charity skydive.

Darcey Harrington, 25, who lives in Arborfield Garrison, raised £1,000 for Autism Berkshire in her first sky dive from 15,000 feet.

The Reading Buses driver took off from Old Sarum Airfield, near Salisbury, to complete the jump, which has given her a taste for heights.

Darcey said: "It was so good. The best part was definitely the freefall. I only felt scared near the beginning when the instructor asked me how high I thought we were – I said about 13,000 feet and we had only just got to 2,000 feet!

"I would certainly recommend sky diving and I want to keep doing it."

Caroline Anscombe from Reading Buses said: "It's big congratulations to Darcey from us all at Reading Buses - she has done really well. She carries on the tradition of our great people raising money for the charity of the year and we hope that many more of our employees continue to do so. "

To sponsor Darcey, visit https://bit.ly/2LygfRk