An apprentice Funeral director from Clitheroe has raised over £450 for The Carer’s Trust, The Co-operative’s charity of the year, by completing a sponsored skydive.
Belle Davies (22) works for The Co-operative’s Knowle Funeral Care in Keighley, West Yorkshire and completed the skydive from the Black Knight’s Parachute Centre in Lancaster.
She commented: “It was the most nerve-wracking thing I’ve ever done. We had to wait from 9 am to 6-30 in the evening before we were given the go-ahead because of the weather conditions, but it was so exhilarating once we had completed the jump. Free falling through the clouds was awesome and once the parachute went up, we were just sailing around the skies, admiring the fantastic views.”
Terrie Oakshott, fund-raiser for the charity said: “We’re really grateful to Belle and amazed at how brave she has been. She is the same age group as many of the unpaid young adult carers that the charity looks to help. She has raised a fantastic amount of money and it will help make a real difference to many of our carers – young people who are often isolated and unsupported in caring for their loved ones.”
l For more information on The Carer’s Trust, visit www.carers.org