Teenager does her brother ‘proud’ at skydive - although organiser vows never to do it again

Tracy Snowden's group skydives in memory of much-loved teenager. Pictures: supplied by Tracy Snowden

Tracy Snowden's group skydives in memory of much-loved teenager. Pictures: supplied by Tracy Snowden - Credit: Archant

A skydive held to remember a much-loved teenager went off without a hitch - although the organiser vowed never to do it again.

Tracy Snowden's group skydives in memory of much-loved teenager. Pictures: supplied by Tracy Snowden

Tracy Snowden's group skydives in memory of much-loved teenager. Pictures: supplied by Tracy Snowden - Credit: Archant

Tracy Snowden took on the challenge in memory of Conor Manly, from Mattishall, near Dereham, who was part of her extended family, and was just 18 when he took his own life.

Conor's sister Courteney Manly and her friend Vonnie Penvenne, both 18, also took part alongside Colin Jeckell, Paul Furness, and Kimberley Warnes.

They hope to have raised £2,500 for the mental health charity Mind.

Mrs Snowden, from Felmingham, said: "We had a fantastic day, although some of us enjoyed the jump more than others. It wasn't how I'd imagined it to be. "I was feeling very sick when the parachute opened so have vowed, never again. It was emotional too. Courteney did her brother Conor proud."

Tracy Snowden's group skydives in memory of much-loved teenager. Pictures: supplied by Tracy Snowden

Tracy Snowden's group skydives in memory of much-loved teenager. Pictures: supplied by Tracy Snowden - Credit: Archant


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It took place at UK Parachuting, Beccles airfield.

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Skydive in aid of Mind. Back, left, Courteney Manly, Tracy Snowden, Paul Furness and Colin Jeckell.

Skydive in aid of Mind. Back, left, Courteney Manly, Tracy Snowden, Paul Furness and Colin Jeckell. Front, left, Kimberley Warnes and Vonnie Penvenne. Pictures: supplied by Tracy Snowden - Credit: Archant

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