Landlady skydives for children’s charity

A Sussex children’s charity has received a welcome boost thanks to the Landlady of Eastbourne’s Terminus Pub; Shelley Elliot.

She did a charity skydive to raise money for the Children’s Respite Trust, and this week handed over her cheque to them for £1,008.

Customers of the pub and friends of Shelley lent their support and sponsored the brave landlady to take a 12,000ft plunge at Kent’s Headcorn Airfield. Shelley took a tandem jump that and was free falling for 45 seconds before the parachute opened and she made her gentle 5 minute descent down over the lush Kent countryside.

Shelley spoke about the jump afterwards and admitted that she had been petrified and wasn’t sure at all whether she would be able to jump. She added, however, that thinking of the children and the difference the money would make give her the oomph she needed to jump, and she is so glad that she did. Shelley has support at the field as her husband Stephen, her son Kai, and family friend Lee Moore all turned up to cheer her on.

The money that Shelley raised will go towards the important work that the Children’s Respite Trust does for local families who have disabled children. Gavin Fisher is the CE of the charity, and he says that they were all hugely grateful to Shelley for taking on the challenge and the fantastic amount she had raised. He added that it would make a real difference in their work and would help them to make life easier for both the children and their parents.

Anybody who fancies taking on the same challenge as Shelley and doing a charity skydive should visit www.childrensrespitetrust.org.uk for further details of how you can raise much needed funds for this vital local charity.