Grace jumps to it to break her own trampoline record
An eight-year-old girl has beaten her own record for back-flipping on a trampoline – raising more than £1,500 for charity in the process.
Grace Hartley managed 126 somersaults on the bungee trampoline at Rutland Water on Saturday, beating her previous personal best of 118.
The youngster, who lives in Church Langton, near Market Harborough, raised money for Leicester children's charity The Harley Staples Cancer Trust.
"I managed to beat my record of 118 somersaults and got to 126," said Grace. "I started to feel really tired at 90 and thought that I may have to stop but I found some extra strength from somewhere and managed to soldier on."
Grace has raised £1,560, but sponsorship is still coming in.
"I'm so pleased that I have managed to raise so much money for such a fantastic charity," she said. "I would really like to say thank you to Mark and Michelle who work at The Activity Zone at Rutland Water, because they helped me loads and they were magic!"
Harley's charity was set up by his parents, Katherine and Jamie Staples, following his death from leukaemia in November 2009.
The couple, who live in Blaby, are aiming to build Harley's House, a purpose-built holiday home in Leicestershire for children who have cancer.
To sponsor Grace, visit: www.charitygiving.co.uk /gracehartley