Sophie Murray, 20, of Dominion Road, is making the 12,000 foot jump in memory of her 10-month-old sister, Luana, who died in 2007.
Miss Murray, a sales assistant, said: “So far I have raised £425 and there is still a while to go. There is one person who donated that I didn’t even know, and he messaged me on Facebook to tell me I was doing a good thing.
“I am a bit scared about the skydive though.”
Since Luana died seven years ago the family have been involved in fundraising for Meningitis Now.
They have raised over £11,000 so far, and Miss Murray hopes that her skydive funds can significantly add to that.
She has also inspired others take part in the dive, including one friend, Jamie Gunn, who is now skydiving for Meningitis Now.
Andy Hopkinson, a Meningitis Now spokesperson, said: “This is excellent. Our supporters are the lifeblood of the organisation, without them we simply wouldn’t exist -they help us to fight meningitis.”
Miss Murray is skydiving at GoSkydive in Reading.
To sponsor her go to www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ and search Sophie Murray.