LOCAL resident, Kelly Bailey, will be conquering her fear of heights next month for charity, by jumping out of a plane.
Kelly, who says she hates heights, will take part in a skydive in September, raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society, the national care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers.
“Anyone who knows me, knows I hate heights as well as going upsidea down on rollercoasters, so this is a huge challenge for me to do,” said Kelly. “But on 19th September I will be doing a skydive out of a plane to raise money for Alzheimer’s and dementia – and help me gain the confidence to let go of my fears.
“I want to help families of loved ones who sadly have a diagnosis of this incurable disease. Sadly my father is suffering with both, he’s my only parent I have left and he means the world to me. My grandparents also suffered from Alzheimer’s and dementia.
“It’s so sad seeing my dad slip away in front of me. As well as being a daughter, I’m a mum of three children and work at River Mead nursery looking after children from the age of two to reception – I’m also dad’s main carer.
“It can be mentally and physically draining at times. I couldn’t do it without my husband, and my children keeping me going. I take each day as it comes and I hope this fundraiser event will make more people aware of this incurable disease that sadly so many people are diagnosed with.
“If you would like to help, please donate what you can for these amazing charities. Having a loved one with this diagnosis does not affect just the person, it affects everyone in their family and friends.”
Kelly has set herself a fundraising target of £350 – to support Kelly and donate to the Alzheimer’s Society, visit the website: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kelly-bailey1981