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Beaconsfield mum skydives for charity that saved her son's life
A MOTHER-of-three is preparing to throw herself out of an aeroplane next month to raise money for the charity that helped save her son’s life.
Donna Daly, 31, from Beaconsfield will perform a skydive for the second year running for Sebastian’s Action Trust, which provides support for families with seriously ill children.
Her son Jason, now ten, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and the Trust helped organise his Bone Marrow transplant in Bristol in 2007 after there were no beds available at Great Ormond Street.
And after last year’s jump with her brother, the intrepid pharmacy worker has now drafted in three friends, all sisters, to join her in plummeting from the skies over Salisbury on September 8.
"Doing the skydive last year was great," she said. "I think I spent the whole morning in the toilet beforehand with nerves but as soon as I was finished I said I wanted to do it again.
"Instead of feeling more confident, I’m probably even more scared this time because I know what to expect!
"I managed to rope my friends into it this time to hopefully maximise the potential for fundraising, but also partly to hold my hand!"
Donna will complete the 10,000-foot jump with her friend Kirsty Starling and sisters Tracy and Lisa from Farnham Common.
Sebastian’s Action Trust has been providing practical support to families with sick children since 2004.
It provides help through one-off projects for individual families and wider-reaching schemes working with local hospitals.
Donna was introduced to the charity by Wexham Park Hospital when her son was diagnosed, and wants to help the trust raise funds to maintain its Bluebells Centre in Basingstoke.
To support Donna and her friends, visit www.justgiving.com/starling-daly or text KPLD47 to 70070.
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