Sophie Shields is planning an unusual kind of celebration for her 18th birthday.
The teenager, from Fleetwood, will be skydiving from 10,000 feet on Saturday to raise money for the NSPCC.
She said: “I’m a bit terrified. I can’t really believe that I’m doing it but I’m sure it’s going to be a highlight of my life.
“I wanted to do something to support the NSPCC’s work with young people.”