March hairdresser Aimee preparing for skydive in memory of nan and to raise funds for the Stroke Association
PUBLISHED: 10:50 20 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:50 20 August 2015
A hairdresser from March will take the plunge from 13,000 feet on Wednesday to raise funds for a cause close to her heart.
Aimee Cook, 26, is taking part in a charity skydive at Wimblington skydive centre in memory of her nan Joan, who passed away in 2013. She is taking on the challenge in aid of the Stroke Association.
She said, “My nan had a stroke a few months after we sadly lost my grandad. Nan had such amazing care at the hospital, and also the care home she lived in before she passed away.
“Seeing the devastation stroke can cause motivated me to take part in a skydive for the Stroke Association.
“The support it gives survivors and their families is fantastic, and I want to help the charity support everyone affected by stroke.”
George Burroughs, regional fundraising manager at Stroke Association, said: “There are around 152,000 strokes a year in the UK – that’s one every three and a half minutes. We’re so grateful to our incredible supporters like Aimee.
“Through their amazing fundraising efforts, we can be there for even more families affected by stroke. We wish Aimee all the luck with her skydive.”
To sponsor Aimee, go to www.justgiving.com/Aimee-cook3
For more information about stroke, visit stroke.org.uk or call the helpline on 0303 3033 100.