Chloe to skydive in grandfather’s memory

13:30 03 April 2014

Chloe Williams, who is taking part in a parachute jump for Parkinsons UK.

Chloe Williams, who is taking part in a parachute jump for Parkinsons UK.

Archant

A Budleigh woman is planning to leap out of a plane for charity in memory of her grandfather.

Chloe Williams, 22, will be taking part in the sponsored skydive to raise vital funds for Parkinson’s UK.

She was inspired to take on the challenge by her grandfather Ivor Huish, who lived with Parkinson’s for more than 25 years, before his death in 2006 at the age of 75.

Chloe said: “I had been thinking about taking part in a skydive for a while, so when I heard about the event, I couldn’t resist and signed up straight away.

“Being able to combine the skydive with raising awareness and funds for Parkinson’s UK was too good an opportunity to pass up.

“Parkinson’s UK was there not only for my granddad, but also for my grandma and the charity helped them both to cope with the condition, so I want to raise as much as I can to help find a cure.

“I’ve seen first-hand how the charity makes a difference to the lives of people living with Parkinson’s, and I want to ensure the support is there for others in the future. I’m really looking forward to the event as it is something I’m only going to do once in my life, and I know that my friends and family will be extremely supportive and hopefully calm me down on the day!”

Chloe has previously supported Parkinson’s UK by running the Bath Half Marathon last year, when she raised more than £440.

She also asked family members to make a donation to the charity instead of giving her Christmas presents last year.

Chloe will be joining 35 other skydivers at the event on April 26, and is hoping to raise £1,000.

To sponsor her, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ChloeWilliams92.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 12:30
The Matthews Hall in Topsham was packed on Sunday for the Flower and Vegetable Show. Ref ext 8406-35-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

An annual horticultural photographic competition looks set to continue for another year after this year’s event was hailed as the best yet.

Read more
Mon, 16:32
Ray Davison, Labour candidate in the diatrict council election.

The ranks of the East Devon’s Labour Party have swelled by almost 200 per cent in just ten days.

Read more
Mon, 11:00
Woodbury flower show. Jane Greenslade won first class with her orchid. Ref exe 7952-33-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

There was a great display of botanical delights at the Woodbury Garden Club Flower and Vegetable Show.

Read more
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Kaz Lobendhan of the south devon chilli farm with staff at Darts Farm about to take the chilli challenge. Ref ext 2706-34-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

People visiting a Topsham-based farm shop were being asked to test their taste buds as part of a chilli tasting test.

Read more
Dame Hilary Mantel: 'As I work my way through the third book it often feels as exciting as the first day I started'

World-renowned author Dame Hilary Mantel has spoken of her love for Budleigh Salterton in an exclusive interview with Devon Life magazine.

Read more
Saturday, August 29, 2015

The most common tactic fraudsters used last year to try to con Devon residents’ out of cash was to offer a ‘free’ trial.

Read more
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Janice is pictured with Managing Partner, Neil Curtis left and Exmouth Partner Ruskin Wilson after receiving her bouquet of flowers and card.

An accountant is celebrating her 30th anniversary with an Exmouth firm.

Read more
Friday, August 28, 2015
Harry Wilkes celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends at Amberwood Nursing Home on Exeter Road this week. Harry is pictured enjoying his day with his family. Ref exe 8446-35-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

At least 40 friends and three generations of family turned out to celebrate the 100th birthday of Exmouth’s newest centenarian, Harry Wilkes.

Read more
Friday, August 28, 2015
Yvonne Wardrop in the glider she flew in for her 90th birthday present.

An Exmouth great-grandmother has enjoyed a 90th birthday celebration with a difference – taking to the skies in a glider.

Read more
Friday, August 28, 2015
Founder of Exmouth Zop passes away

Trudy Smith, who died earlier this month, aged 85, had a truly remarkable life.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition


Exmouth's trusted business finder