JUMPING 13,000 feet from an aeroplane isn’t everybody’s idea of fun, but for veterinary nurse Lynette Dodson it was a way of raising money for charity.
Lynette, who grew up in Market Rasen and worked for many years at Jossals, decided to do the jump to raise money for the Macmillan cancer information and support centres at Lincoln, Grantham and Boston after her mum Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer again this summer.
“The centres do a wonderful job in supporting, giving information and caring,” said Lynette, “and you never know when you might need them, so I decided to do the jump to help support family and friends with cancer and in memory of both my grandads, family and friends.
Lynette’s grandad served in the Parachute Regiment, so maybe skydiving is in her genes.
“I have always wanted to do a parachute jump.
“I was a bit nervous on the day, but I really enjoyed it and would love to save up to do it again.”
Mum Julie went along to watch.
“We are definitely very proud of her,” she said.
“It was a very emotional day as we watched her do the skydive, but she clearly enjoyed it because she was on a high for the whole day.”
The sponsored skydive has raised more than £300 so far and donations can still be made through the Market Rasen Mail.
Anyone wanting to contribute can bring their donation in a sealed envelope, marked For Lynette c/o Market Rasen Mail, to The Hub in Union Street.