Thrillseeking Caistor care home workers’ charity skydive

Glebe House support workers Lou (left) and Angie
Glebe House support workers Lou (left) and Angie
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A pair of mental health support workers are preparing to jump 15,000ft from an aeroplane to raise money for charity.

Lou Stephenson and Angie Delee, who work at Glebe House care home in Caistor, are determined to raise awareness of mental health problems and get rid of any associated stigma.

The brave duo, who both also live in Caistor, will be doing a skydive at Hibaldstow Airfield for charity the Mental Health Foundation.

Lou, 23, said: “Mental health is something people shy away from.

“We want to help people come forward and talk.

“We want to get rid of the stigma associated with mental health.

“We’re encouraging people not to be ashamed if they do feel they’re suffering a mental health problem.

“They should come forward and talk.

“The main thing is to get help with it.”

And despite the massive challenge ahead, thrillseeker Lou says she is not feeling at all nervous.

She said: “I’m just really excited.

“We’re both quite adventurous.

“We’ve been thinking about doing it for the past year.”

The pair will do the skydive on September 6.

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In the run up to the skydive Lou and Angie will be organising several fundraising events.

The first will be a cake stall at the market in Caistor on Saturday, July 20.

Lou - who will soon be starting a degree in mental health nursing - said: “We hope these events will raise event more awareness.

“And help with fundraising too.”