A DARING Brierley Hill mum-of-three is gearing up to take part in a charity skydive this weekend to help pull in the pounds for Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust.
Caroline Beech will be leaping out of a plane at 10,000 feet in a tandem skydive this Saturday (June 4) to help the cause which she has taken to her heart due to family links.
The 35-year-old part-time coffee shop assistant, who is working at The Little Green Olive Caffe at Stourbridge Health and Social Care Centre at Amblecote while studying for a maths degree, has so far raised more than £500 in sponsorship.
But she is making a last-minute appeal to News readers to help her pull in a few extra pounds for the charity which cares for terminally ill youngsters and their families.
She said: “I am lucky to have three healthy children, but not all families are and this is where Acorns can help. The charity, however, has to find £8m a year to fund its current service and relies on fundraising for over 70 per cent of its income.”
Caroline’s great leap for Acorns will take place in the skies above Hinton Airfield, Northamptonshire.
The gutsy mum added: “Everybody keeps saying I’m brave but I’d say daft. I’ve been so busy recently I haven’t had much time to think about it. All I’m concerned with is landing.”
To sponsor her visit webpage justgiving.com/Caroline-Beech/