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Sky’s no limit for intrepid Kidderminster mums
7:00am Friday 20th September 2013 in News
TWO daring Kidderminster mothers will skydive from 10,000ft in memory of two family friends.
Sharon Garbett, 41 and Tina Chance, 36, will take the plunge this Sunday and Saturday, September 28 respectively.
Mrs Garbett is raising money for Acorns Children’s Hospice and Mrs Chance hopes to collect about £1,000 for Kidderminster charityKemp Hospice.
The jumps will take place at Hinton Airfield,Brackley,Northamptonshire and both say family members have supported the fund-raising and will be travelling to watch the events.
Mrs Garbett, an accounts assistant at Birmingham City University, said her jump was in memory of her friend’s 18- month-old son, who died unexpectedlyof a heart attackin 2010.
“I wanted to do something in his name,” she said. “I wanted to do something completely different because I have got two healthy kids and I am so lucky. To see what my friend went through wasdevastating.”
She added: “I chose Acorns because I am a mother myself and no parent should have to go through losing a child – it really hits home how important this charityis.”
Mrs Chance’s skydive will be in memory of a family friend who died of cancer, leaving his wife and nine-year-old daughter behind. The family used Kemp Hospice at the time.
The mother of two, who works with autistic children at Sunfield Children’s Home, Clent, said: “I have taken part in the Kemp Midnight Walk and it made me want to do more. I am absolutely petrified about the jump but it is important to raise awareness.”
Both live on the Marlpool estate and have children at St Catherine’s Primary School, Marlpool Lane, where they held a joint fund-raiser in July, raising £250.
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