A 'fearless' west Suffolk woman is set to complete her second parachute jump to celebrate her 90th birthday later this spring. 

Josephine Williams, 89, of Lakenheath, will take on the challenge on May 29 to coincide with a huge milestone - her 90th birthday.

The mother-of-two has chosen three charities to raise money for with the jump - Veterans Aid, which helps to battle homelessness amongst ex-servicemen and women, World Vision, which helps vulnerable children across the world, and Talitha Koum, an Ipswich-based women's charity that provides supported housing for women overcoming challenges including addiction. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Josephine Williams, 89 of LakenheathJosephine Williams, 89 of Lakenheath (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Ms Williams said: "I do like the idea of flying. They all say I am barmy, which I am probably, yes. 

"I want to support the charities too. With Talitha Koum, I feel sorry for people who are stuck on the streets or girls who want to get out of the life they have.

"I think it is a wonderful idea. There's so many that need help."

East Anglian Daily Times: Images of Josephine's first parachute jump when she turned 75Images of Josephine's first parachute jump when she turned 75 (Image: Submitted)

One of Ms Williams' two sons, Paul, revealed his mother was no stranger to parachute jumps as 15 years ago, and also to mark her birthday, she took to the skies to try it for the first time. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The jump will take place in Chatteris on May 29The jump will take place in Chatteris on May 29 (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Paul said: "She did it when she was 75 and we thought she was crazy then.

"When she was 75 she felt quite ill afterwards, probably a middle-ear infection or something like that. She was dizzy and had to go to bed for the rest of the day.

"It hasn't put her off. She is pretty fearless, a pretty tough old cookie," he added.

Josephine will take on the parachute jump on May 29 in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.

Ms Williams said she has already had some funds pledged by members of her church.