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The Leanne Fund 5k runners took countless steps as they pounded around the course recently. But Isobel Stewart plans a fundraiser that involves only step…out of an aircraft at several thousand feet.

Isobel, who lives with cystic fibrosis and has received help from the Leanne Fund for gym and yoga sessions, is planning a skydive to repay their kindness.

Weather permitting, Isobel will be taking to the skies with St Andrews Skydive over the coming weekend. (June 10-11)

She set up a JustGiving appeal, which has already raised £660, well in excess of its £500 target. The page states an earlier March 18 date for the skydive, but this attempt was postponed.

The Leanne Fund has wished her well, saying: “What an incredibly terrifying challenge! Thank you so much, Isobel, for choosing to fundraise on behalf of The Leanne Fund, and we all wish you the very best for the big day.”

Writing on her appeal page, Isobel said: “They [The Leanne Fund] have helped me in many different ways, including getting yoga/gym sessions which help me keep my chest clear. They also help to make hospital stays more bearable, which makes a big difference. So any little donation can make a big difference.”

The Leanne Fund 5k was won by Andrew Macaskill in a time of 20:48. He was also the first under-16 male and fastest local home.

Not far behind in second place was Michael Jones, who crossed the line in 21:17 to become the first adult male winner.

Sarah Macleod was the first adult female winner in a time of 24:48, while Kristen Maciver captured the first under-16 female with a time of 26:46.

The Leanne Fund provides vital social, practical, emotional and financial assistance to individuals and families across Scotland.

The fund was founded in 2009 by the Mitchell family as a lasting legacy to their daughter, Leanne, who died of Cystic Fibrosis aged 21.