Brave Emma skydives for charity
Wheelchair bound woman set to take to the skies for local good causes.
A NORTHAM woman is determined not to let a little thing like being in a wheelchair prevent her jumping from a perfectly good aeroplane.
Emma Bond, aged 29, will be taking on a sponsored sky dive on August, 10 to raise money for three local charities and is being supported greatly by Torrington Rotary Club.
The cerebral palsy sufferer is wheelchair bound and lives in a specially adapted bungalow, supported by a 24 hour care team, but has never been one to let disabilities stop her.
Emma wants to be able to enrich the lives of children and adults with disabilities. The charities she is raising money for are Dr Robin Buckland’s Children’s Holiday Foundation, The Calvert Trust, Carewise and Share Music South West.
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This isn’t the first extraordinary thing she’s done; as a student she abseiled down a Plymouth city council building. This then led onto an invitation to the Queen’s garden party.
Linda Facey president of Torrington Rotary Club, said: “Emma identifies with all the nominated charities.”
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