Karen hands over skydive cash to children’s charity

The presentation of the cheque
The presentation of the cheque

A SKYDIVE has raised more than £2,000 for disabled children and their families.

Karen Hurst, from Cavendish Bakery, raised £2,181.73 for the Children’s Respite Trust by doing a tandem skydive at Headcorn in Kent.

Karen dived 13,000 feet and was sponsored by friends, family and customers at the bakery’s outlets across Eastbourne.

She presented a cheque to Gavin Fisher, chief executive of the charity.

Mr Fisher said. “We’re absolutely delighted to receive this donation, which will make a big difference to our ability to provide support for disabled children and their families across the region.

“The challenge that Karen undertook was no small feat and it is testament to her that so many people wanted to support her efforts.”

A number of other local businessmen and women have come forward to take part in a skydive following Karen’s jump. so the charity is organising an event next year.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact the charity’s head office on 01435 205004 or visit the charity’s website at www.childrensrespitetrust.org.uk.