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Katie Melua launches fundraiser with skydive picnic

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Jul 22, 2013 | 10:05am EDT

Singer Katie Melua has joined the mile 'dine' club - by leaping from a plane at 13,000 feet (4,000 metres) while enjoying a picnic. The Closest Thing To Crazy hitmaker strapped on a parachute and hurtled back down to Earth with her husband James Toseland to show her support for Britain's military. She helped to launch the Royal British Legion's fundraising campaign Poppy Picnics on Friday (19Jul13) by taking to the skies above south west England with a hamper packed with sandwiches, salad, and champagne before performing her daredevil stunt. Melua says, "It was an incredible experience. Even though it wasn't my first ever jump, it's certainly my first ever picnic in the sky! I still find it really scary before jumping but love overcoming that fear."

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