Year 12 student Emelia Parton is performing a charity parachute jump to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society and conquer her fear of heights.
Emelia will be doing the jump in memory of her grandma, who died earlier this year. All of the funds will be donated to the ‘Singing for the Brain’ scheme that runs group singing sessions for Alzheimer sufferers. The Alzheimers Society says: ‘Well-known songs can evoke verbal and emotional memories in people with language and communication difficulties. The benefits can be immense and can help people with both communication and confidence.’
So far Emelia has raised £565 so far and hopes to hit her target of £750. As well as money raised through sponsorship, she is also collecting cash in Market Harborough this Sunday and donations can also be made via JustGiving.
She said: ‘‘I wanted to do something challenging and thought of this as I have got a fear of heights! I will have a morning training session and then, depending on the weather conditions, I will do a tandem parachute jump from 13,000ft over an airfield in Cambridgeshire. My parents are quite shocked because they know how scared of heights I am but it would make my grandma proud and might conquer my fear.’
Emelia will be doing her parachute jump next Friday (17th October).
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