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Brave Clitheroe woman to take part in charity sky dive after death of Whalley girl (9)

FEARLESS: Dare devil Gemma is pictured with her two children and a large python. (s)

FEARLESS: Dare devil Gemma is pictured with her two children and a large python. (s)

A DAREDEVIL teaching assistant will take part in a charity sky dive on Saturday in memory of her young friend who died of an incurable heart disease.

Gemma Frankland, of St James Street, Clitheroe, will do the sky dive from Flukeburgh to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. The hospital cared for her young friend, Victoria Natalie Lord, of Whalley, who died on January 21st 1997 of an incurable heart disease aged nine.

Sadly the hospital’s medical team were unable to find a replacement heart for transplant in time, but Gemma, now 29, has never forgotten her little friend and wanted to do something for the hospital who tried so hard to save Victoria.

Gemma, who is a qualified nursery nurse currently working as a teaching assistant in Dunsop Bridge, likes all things scary and has a great love of adventure. From the age of six she was a junior member of the Clitheroe-based Northern Boggarts Potholing Club and fearlessly crawled through water and confined spaces in caves around Settle and Pateley Bridge.

She has always had a great love for animals, particularly snakes, and is pictured here with her two children and a large python. Anyone who would like to sponsor Gemma should please contact Tony Brown on 01200 422811 or email abrown.boggarts@gmail.com

 

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