My name is Nitty Nicolls and I’m a member of the Across the Plain WI based in Wiltshire. This year we’re raising much needed funds for our local Alzheimer’s Support based in Wiltshire. Sadly, during my career in nursing I witnessed the devastation and heartache that dementia can cause and, even today, I have friends and acquaintances that are living with this terrible disease. I was therefore very keen to help Alzheimer’s Support by joining the intrepid Across the Plain WI team to raise funds as part of the 30th Anniversary Skydive Challenge. I’ve always loved a challenge, but must have had a ‘mad as a box of frogs’ moment to agree to jump out of an aeroplane at 10,000ft! It’s a bit extreme, but it’s for a good cause. If you thought that the WI was all Jam and Jerusalem - then think again!

Nitty Nicolls