A young woman from St Ives will be among 30 thrill seekers jumping from a plane to celebrate the 30th anniversary of EACH in Milton.
Molly Wesley will be following in the footsteps of her dad, who has also done a skydive, as she jumps from around 13,000ft at Peterborough’s Sibson Airfield on Saturday, 3 August. She will fall at some 120mph, descending to 5,000ft in just 40 seconds, before her parachute opens and allows her to enjoy breathtaking views of the area.
“I’m taking part in the skydive as I’ve a massive place in my heart for charities and would like to help this amazing organisation that helps children and their families,” said Molly, a health care assistant at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, whose sister, Jade, 22, is also doing a skydive.
“I’ve taken part in a Macmillan coffee morning before, when I was at college, but this is the first time I’m raising money by myself.
“I’m very happy to be supporting EACH as, with my job, I also care for end of life patients and it’s a huge privilege to be caring for people in their last few days. I hope to one day work in a hospice, too.”
We still have some of its 30 skydiving places to fill. Those who sign up will receive a fundraising pack as well as tips and advice from the charity’s fundraisers.
Those wanting to get involved will have to put down a £50 deposit. A further payment of £165 will be required on the day. This can be made by the individual themselves or taken out of sponsorship money. In the latter case, EACH suggests people raise a minimum £350.
For more information about and to sign up to the skydive, go to www.each.org.uk/30skydive.
To sponsor Molly, visit www.justgiving.com/molly-wesley.