Rayne teddy bears risk 'life and limb' in parachute jump
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Teddy bears in Rayne "risked life and limb" to raise money for the village church with a parachute jump.
Bears of all shapes and sizes parachuted from the top of All Saints Church tower on Sunday, September 5.
Every teddy taking part was awarded a medal of bravery for their exploits, and more than £700 was raised for the church's refurbishment fund.
Kay Fraser, one of the event's organisers, said: "Luckily, the weather was perfect.
"No teddies were hurt in the jump.
"We did, however, have a ParaTedic on hand in case of injury."
Prizes were awarded for the longest time in the air and the most innovative parachute, won by Bertie Aves.
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Molly Christian's bear, Harry Kane, won the under-12s prize, while Emily Rushmere won in the 12-and-over category.
More information about the church, its history and future events is online at http://www.allsaintsrayne.org.uk/