Our latest rummage in the Advertiser's archives has brought up this story from 15 years ago about a team member at Helensburgh's Job Centre who raised cash for charity in a tandem skydive.

Here's how we reported on Sharon Brough's efforts in the Advertiser on March 11, 2004...

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WHEN Sharon Brough took a leap of faith out of a plane at 10,000 feet she took a brave step towards helping the thousands of people diagnosed with cancer each year.

Sharon, who works as an administrator at Helensburgh Job Centre Plus in the town’s Charlotte Street, lost her grandmother and uncle to cancer, and so she decided to kindly donate all of her £400 sponsorship money to Maggies Cancer Caring Homes in Glasgow.

Twenty-three-year-old Sharon said she was not scared about her tandem skydive which she did at Errol Skydiving Club in Perthshire.

Afterwards she admitted that she was “too busy thinking about what I should do”.

She added: “The free fall was really good but it was over after about 20 seconds.

“It was a really exhilarating experience and it was made even better by the fact that it was for such a good cause.”