Only Fools and Horses actress Sue Holderness is beginning her new role as Thames Hospice Ambassador by joining the British Army's elite parachute team, The Red Devils, for a skydive.

The dive is set to take place in Salisbury on August 23 from a height of 13,000 feet, approximately four kilometers.

Thames Hospice operate in the South Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire area providing expert medical care and support for patients and families of people with life-limiting illnesses.

The hospice has costs of over £7 million a year, with 80% of that sum raised by donations, allowing them to offer their services free of charge.

Sue with a patient at the hospice, which raise 80% of its £7 million running costs from donations

Sue said: "“I am always amazed by the extraordinary work done by all involved with Thames Hospice. They provides truly holistic care and it’s a privilege to be able to help in my very small way."

"Am I frightened? You betcha! But very excited and immensely grateful to all who have sponsored me so far. It’s the most worthwhile cause and we might all need these remarkable people one day.”

To donate to the skydive click here and if you fancy yourself as something of a daredevil, click here for a chance to join Sue or call 01753 848946.