THE headteacher of a primary school where a “much loved” pupil has terminal cancer has pledged to jump out of a plane to raise funds to take her to Disneyland Florida.

The parents of Laia Jenkins, from Newmains in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, were told she has a rare and aggressive brain tumour days after she turned seven on September 6.

Diffuse Instrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) has an average survival time of nine months.

Lee and Lorna are now trying to raise funds to make the rest of her life as special as possible and her school, Newmains Primary, has rallied round to help.

A JustGiving page has raised almost £2,500 but donations handed into the school from local businesses and community groups mean the actual amount raised is more than £6,000.

Staff at the school took part in a sponsored walk last weekend from Uddingston to Glasgow Green dressed as unicorns.

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And now the head teacher, Scott Smith, is preparing to brave a skydive on Saturday to boost the fund.

He said: “This has been a great team effort from everyone at Newmains Primary School and we are just blown away by the generosity people have shown Laia and her family.

“The staff completed their walk last Saturday and managed to raise even more money with their collection buckets as they made their way through Glasgow.

“It’s now my turn to do the skydive this weekend and I hope we can raise as much as possible for this special little girl over the next few days.

“Laia is a much-loved pupil at Newmains and we want to make sure she is able to complete her wish list and make memories with her family and friends.”

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The fund will also be used to explore any possible treatment options for Laia as there is nothing available on the NHS.

To sponsor Scott or to make a donation to the fundraising page click here