Staff skydiving for mental health cause

Five members of staff from the University Academy Holbeach will be taking part in a charity skydive at Chatteris Airfield on Sunday, March 8. ANL-150219-153042001
Five members of staff from the University Academy Holbeach will be taking part in a charity skydive at Chatteris Airfield on Sunday, March 8. ANL-150219-153042001

Spalding United footballer Jamie Stevens is among five members of staff from the University Academy Holbeach taking part in a charity skydive.

The brave quintet are raising money for the mental health charity, Peterborough and Fenland Mind: Services in South Lincolnshire.

Jamie, along with Stacey Borland, Eva Keyes, Helen Stewart and Frazer Stone, will be taking the plunge and skydiving from an incredible 15,000ft at Chatteris Airfield on Sunday, March 8.

Stacey Borland, administration assistance at the academy, said: “We have chosen to fundraise for Mind because we feel that it is time to educate our students and members of the public about mental health.

“At least one in four of our students will experience poor mental health at some point in their lives and we aim to educate them on how to effectively help themselves and others.

“Through this we aim to make the public aware of how many people suffer from poor mental health and work towards removing the stigma attached to mental illness.”

Annie Jarvis, of Mind, said: “Not only are UAH raising money, but they are also helping to reduce the stigma that prevents so many people from seeking help. We are extremely grateful for all of their hard work.”

Peterborough and Fenland Mind provides free services for people across South Lincolnshire. To donate money to the UAH charity skydive visit https://mydonate.bt.com/events/uahskydive or text PFMD26 £2/£5/£10 to 70070