Charlotte’s jump to raise hospice cash

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A granddaughter has faced her fear of heights and jumped put of a plane to raise money for a charity that took care of her grandmother.

Charlotte Allen, 24, took part in a skydive to raise money for Treetops Hospice.

Mary Hallam passed away in February last year after a fight against bowel cancer.

In the final weeks of her life, a Treetops nurse would visit her at home to provide respite care during the day and night so that her family could have some much-needed rest.

Charlotte said “Nanna wanted to be at home and we’d do anything to keep her there, so it was a relief that someone was there to help.

“Grandad wanted to do everything himself, but at his age it was a lot to take on.”

In memory of her nanna, and to raise money for Treetops Hospice, Charlotte decided to face up to her fear of heights by leaping out of a plane at 10,000ft.

Charlotte said: “It was an absolutely amazing experience. “I am so afraid of heights, but I got up there, looked up and said ‘I love you nanna’ and then we did it.”

To take part in a charity challenge or to find out more about Treetops Hospice visit www.treetopshospice.org.uk.

To sponsor Charlotte visit http://www.justgiving.com/Charlotte-Allen4.