Kidderminster woman skydives for prostate cancer charity

Kidderminster Shuttle: Taking the plunge: Emma Jones of Kidderminster took part in a sky dive for Balls to Cancer. Taking the plunge: Emma Jones of Kidderminster took part in a sky dive for Balls to Cancer.

A KEEN Kidderminster footballer has plunged 13,000 ft to help tackle prostate cancer.

Emma Jones, 29, of Brecknell Rise, was part of a team of three female colleagues from her office, where she is centre coordinator at ERR in Wolverhampton, who took part in a skydive and are aiming to raise £2,500 for Balls to Cancer.

The women said they worked in a prodominately male environment, training new electricians, plumbers and gas engineers and wanted to raise awareness of prostate cancer by collecting money for the Wolverhampton-based charity.

They took the plunge at Hinton Skydiving Centre in Brackley, Northamptonshire in November and have collected £2,090 so far, including one donation from as far afield as Australia.

Ms Jones, who plays football for Cookley Sports Ladies, said: “We have always wanted to do something for charity that was a little extreme and crazy.”

She added: “We see lots of different adverts for cancer research or breast cancer awareness but nothing aimed for the gents.”

Ms Jones said she managed to score a £500 donation from Kidderminster and District Football League who decided to boost the skydive charity appeal at a recent meeting with the offer.

To help the team reach its target, visit justgiving.com/err-wolverhampton 

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