Kelly Saunderson, 26, has an overwhelming fear of flying but is going to jump out of a plane at 14,000 feet to raise money and awareness for the Oliver King Foundation.
‘I’m really nervous’ comments Kelly ‘the thought of being in a plane – let alone jumping out of one makes me queasy! I want to face my fear to raise awareness of SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) which is caused by heart rhythm abnormality which can cause sudden death in young and otherwise healthy young people.’
‘Defibrillators are key in helping treat sufferers and can save lives. Each one costs £1,000 which is why I am challenging myself to raise £1,000.
Kelly is one of 60 jumpers taking part in Radio City’s challenge and representing H&T Pawnbrokers. The store will be holding fundays and other fundraising activity to raise money for the cause.
Kelly works at H&T Pawnbrokers in Kirkby, H&T have a strong charity ethos and are committed to charity fundraising and supporting the local community. This ethos ensures that Managers and store staff are given full support and backing with their fundraising initiatives. The store’s customers are willing Kelly on, with Michelle Groves, 45, commenting ‘I’m scared of flying too, Kelly is crazy’
You can sponsor Kelly on her donation page: http://www.justgiving.com/flyingscottie-scouser or call into H&T Kirkby and donate there.