NHS staff will be falling for MS Trust

HOLD TIGHT: These six ladies will be holding onto a qualified skydiver and falling thousands of feet from a plane
HOLD TIGHT: These six ladies will be holding onto a qualified skydiver and falling thousands of feet from a plane
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Plummeting 13,000 feet at 120mph is all for a worthy cause in the eyes of six NHS staff members.

Christine Hamlet, practice nurse at Stuart House Surgery, Boston, has roped former Swineshead Medical Group colleagues into a charity skydive for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

She said: “Last year I got a team together and 19 of us took part in The Lincoln Spring Chicken Run.

“We decided it’d be good to do a charity event every year just to show that NHS staff have a lighter side to life as well.”

In this year’s team, dubbed the Swineshead Crazy Chick Skydivers, is Rachel Chapman, dispensary manager, Marie Witherington, health care assistant and reception manager, Sara Yeomans, health care assistant, and receptionists Vikki Robinson and Zoe Smith.

The skydive, at Sibson Airfield, Peterborough, on June 14, hopes to raise £1,800.

Christine said: “We are all very excited and nervous.

“It will be great if we can wear the T-shirts over the overalls when we do the skydive but I don’t think we’ll be allowed.”

After just 30 minutes’ training each of the ladies will jump from the plane attached to a qualified instructor and free fall for around two miles before floating by parachute to land where colleagues and friends will be waiting.

Christine said: “Fund raising is going well so far but we still need to raise more money for this charity.”

To donate visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/swinesheadcrazychickskydivers or look for the MS Trust collection boxes at Swineshead Medical Group and Stuart House Surgery, in Jessops stores.