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Free-fall fundraiser to boost family support charity fund

Home-Start Volunteer Gemini Meggitt, left, and Home-Start Family Support Co-ordinator Kerry Gooderham ready to take to the skies EMN-141107-083503001

Home-Start Volunteer Gemini Meggitt, left, and Home-Start Family Support Co-ordinator Kerry Gooderham ready to take to the skies EMN-141107-083503001

A Market Rasen woman has made a 15,000ft tandem skydive to raise money for a charity working to help struggling families across the county.

Kerry Gooderham was joined by Gemini Meggitt from Newton by Toft, together with other supporters of Home-Start East Lindsey and Home-Start Boston, for the 120mph free-fall drop at Hibaldstow.

And when the skydive was first mentioned, Kerry, who is Family Support Co-ordinator for Home-Start East Lindsey, was the first to volunteer.

“If I was going to get people to sponsor me I knew I had to do something that would be a significant personal challenge to me and given my fear of heights 15,000ft certainly was,” she said.

“But the instructors were excellent and I did it!

“I am very proud of myself and very grateful to all my family and friends who supported me and our great work at Home-Start”.

Altogether, the brave supporters raised more than £4,000 for the charity’s work with vulnerable children and families, with donations still coming in.

“I am so proud of all our skydivers,” said Kathryn Laverack, Community Liaison Co-ordinator of Home-Start East Lindsey.

“There were mums, dads, partners, children and friends there on the day watching on in both terror and admiration at their bravery. It was a great day and a great effort by everyone involved.”

The funds raised will help Home-Start and their trained volunteers provide free and confidential, practical and emotional support to local families.

To support the Home-Start skydivers, visit www.justgiving.com/teams/Lincolnshire-Home-Starts-Skydive or for more information about Home-Start East Lindsey call 01507 610665.

 

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