Sky dive for charity

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A Brechin woman has challenged herself to a tandem skydive to raise money for a leading cancer charity for children and young people.

Leeann Walker decided to take part in the adventure as a personal challenge to herself whilst at the same time raising funds for CLIC Sargent, a charity she holds dear to her heart.

As part of the challenge Leeann hopes to raise £600 and is looking for the help of the Brechin community to achieve this goal.

“I think the work of CLIC Sargent is crucial and they do a fabulous job.

“They look after children, young adults and their families, it is not just the person who has the cancer.

“They provide services such as ‘Home from Home’ accommodation close to specialist hospitals and holidays so they can get away from the tragedy in their life.

“I had seen it advertised quite a few times and I thought, okay, its a challenge and I like a challenge, so rather than walking over hot coals I would challenge myself and try and get as much sponsors as I can.”

Despite never having taken part in a sky dive Leeann has been hoping to take part in the activity for a few years and, if she comes out of it unscathed, plans to take part in a bungee jump in the near future.

“I like adrenaline but after having my daughter things went quiet. Now I plan to do this but I want to do it more for charity than for personal gain.

“I started fund raising in December and family and friends have been very generous.

“Although I have not been affected directly by cancer close friends have, making the cause dear to my heart.”

Every day 10 families are told their child has cancer. As the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent is the only organisation to offer them all round care and support.

The charity is there every step of the way:

During treatment – providing specialist nurses, play specialists, Homes from Home.

In hospital and at home – offering specialist social care and support in the community – services for young people, holidays, grants.

After treatment – helping survivors, supporting those bereaved.

The sky dive will take place on Saturday, March 10.

To give you support by donating to the cause visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/leeannwalker