A TRIO from a Malvern business is taking on an exciting challenge to raise money for charity.

Zoe Marsden, Maria-Jayne Maile and Jo Cumbes are trying to raise £3,000 to fund nurses for multiple sclerosis, which Zoe's husband James was diagnosed with 20 years ago.

Mrs Marsden, 45, said: "My husband was first diagnosed 20 years ago and the whole journey would have been so much harder were it not for our MS nurse.

"With MS it is not just the person with the condition that needs support but their families too, and we want to see everyone who needs an MS nurse have access to one."

The three friends are raising money for the MS Trust, which provides training to all MS nurses in the country, and Mrs Marsden said she came up with the idea for doing a skydive while looking for more information about the charity.

She said: "I was on their website looking for something else and saw that people had done skydives before and thought 'I can do that'

"As soon as I told everyone at work, Jo and Maria both volunteered to do it with me so I didn't have to convince them or cajole anyone into doing it."

The skydive, on July 20, is being done from Langar Airfield near Nottingham with the hope of raising £3,000 for the MS Trust, enabling the charity to train and support more nurses across the country, as well as providing information and support to those suffering with the condition and their families and sponsoring research into it.

For more about the jump or to donate, go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ZoeMarsden3