Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Jackie reaches new heights

A WHITEHAVEN woman has completed a skydive, after losing five stones, to raise money for Give Us A Break.

sm jblacklock
Jackie Blacklock: Completed the skydive

Jackie Blacklock wanted to celebrate her 50th birthday in style and decided to take part in a tandem skydive, with the added benefit of stacking up the cash for the charity at the same time.

Jackie, from Hillcrest, Whitehaven, said: “It was amazing, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to do it, but I did and I loved it.

“The support we’ve had from everyone has been brilliant and we’re hoping to surpass our target of £2000.”

Jackie is a director of the charity which is aiming to raise £1m to build a short break centre in West Cumbria for disabled children, and she knows firsthand just how much local families need the facility as her twin step-grandsons, Callan and Ethan, are both disabled.

Jackie completed the skydive with sister Anne Wooley and friend Alex Mcdonald at Carc airfield, near Flookburgh.

The Give Us A Break group want to purchase 10 acres of land in the area to build the centre and are appealing for any landowners who can donate a suitable site to contact them.

“We want polytunnels, duck ponds and chickens laying eggs to be able to give the children a little bit of independence and accomplishment,” explained Jackie.

They need £1.3m to complete the work and have around £160,000 so far. Thousands of pounds more has been pledged, as well as a mini-bus, but this money can only be used once the land is acquired.


Hot jobs
Search for:
Whitehavennews Newspaper