Sarah to be part of charity skydive team

Evie and Sarah's Howsham hair shave EMN-150323-144926001
Evie and Sarah's Howsham hair shave EMN-150323-144926001

Last year Howsham teenager Sarah Clark shaved off her hair for charity and this year she is taking part in another hair-raising event.

And the 16-year-old Caistor Grammar School student hopes to become a record breaker too.

Sarah has signed up to be part of the skydiving team raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of Stephen Sutton MBE.

On Stephen’s bucket list was to break a world record by taking part in the most tandem skydives in 24 hours - sadly he passed away before he could do this.

Now Sarah is part of the team hoping to complete the feat on his behalf.

“My brother took part in a skydive in 2013 and I really wanted to do it too, but I wasn’t old enough,” said Sarah.

“I saw a post on Facebook in January for a skydive in memory of Stephen Sutton, who is a big inspiration to me, so I signed up that evening.

“I’m really excited and I hope to raise as much money as I can for this amazing charity, and hopefully we break the world record. However, for us to have any chance it needs around 350 people to take part, but only half of this is full so if anyone else would like to sign up, please do because it’s for a great cause.”

The event takes place at Hibaldstow on July 10.

And to kick start her fundraising, Sarah has organised an Easter Bingo night in Howsham Village Hall next Wednesday, April 1, at 7pm.