Cricklade Widower – 80-year-old Barbara Tabel all set for parachute jump

logoA PARTIALLY-sighted great grandmother is CrickladeOpenDoorLogo1planning a charity freefall parachute jump just six months after a life-threatening illness.

In a fortnight’s time, Barbara Tabel, 80, will be harnessed to an instructor before the pair leap from an aircraft about two miles above Wanborough.
They’ll reach about 200 mph before their parachute opens at 5,000 feet.
Widowed Mrs Tabel, who lives in Cricklade, has five children, nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and an eighth on the way.

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