Meet Joy: the 91-year-old Grandma Who Jumped Out of a Plane for Charity

on the Tuesday, March 10, 2015

You won’t find 91-year-old Joy Jeffes spending her time knitting or baking. Instead, you’ll find this grandmother of three from Mandurah 14’000 feet in the air - jumping from a plane. 

“You’re only as old as you think you are and 90 is the new 70,” she said.  

The big jump was more than 30 years in the making for Ms Jeffes, who said it was “absolutely out of this world. The best part was when the shoot opened – I thought thank God for that!”

Just moments after Ms Jeffes landed, she said, “let’s do it again!”

Ms Jeffes, along with nine others, took part in a group skydive in Western Australia to raise money for the RSPCA’s Parachute for Paws campaign. So far, they have raised more than $12’000 for the charity.  

David van Ooran, WA’s RSPCA chief said, “Joy Jeffes is an inspiration. At 91 years old, she’s willing to jump out of a plane to help animals. It’s people like her who are really making a difference.”

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