PARACHUTE JUMP BY BRIDGFORD WOMAN
A remarkable woman from West Bridgford has just undertaken a parachute jump to raise money for the MS Trust. Lorraine Box (56) has had MS for 18 years and walks with a crutch. She is married to Ian and they have two children, daughter Jordan (23) and son Luke (20).
Lorraine (pictured below) told The Local News: “I have already abseiled off the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle four years ago, but that was at five minutes notice and I didn’t have time to collect sponsorship money.
“My daughter very kindly agreeing to accompany me as I would not have done it without her and we decided to each raise £400 for the MS Trust by doing a sponsored parachute jump.
“We asked everyone we knew to support us. Our part was having to attach ourselves to somebody we didn’t know and hurl ourselves out of a plane at a height of 10,000 feet.
“The day arrived, the sun shone and 16 friends and family turned up to support us as we all sat and ate a picnic until 4.15 when our names were called. All I can say is I enjoyed most of it.
“No one mentioned it was difficult to breathe up there, or in my case all the way down, but Jordan loved it and we raised £2,450, so it was well worth it.”
The MS Trust is a leading independent UK charity for people with MS, their families and friends, and for all health and social care professionals who work with them. They provide information, professional education and fund practical research. Please visit mstrust.org.uk