Doncaster woman takes flight in aid of malaria sufferers

Doncaster woman Tina Jones with Darlton Gliding Club Chairman, Robert Grant.

Doncaster woman Tina Jones with Darlton Gliding Club Chairman, Robert Grant.

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A Doncaster occupational therapist has been so moved by the plight of children suffering from malaria in Africa that she started fundraising to buy mosquito nets – by doing a charity glider flight.

Occupational therapist Tina Jones, who works in older people’s mental health services for Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), is helping to raise money to save young lives for the Against Malaria Foundation.

The flight raised more than £300.

Tina also has a host of other ideas, including passing on money given to her by family and friends for her upcoming 50th birthday.

She is also planning to hold a fundraising garden party at her workplace, Forest Gate Day Hospital in Balby in the summer, and her daughter Lucy will be doing a car boot baking event.

Doncaster primary schools Edenthorpe Canon Popham and Owston Park in Skellow will take part in a non-uniform day to support Tina’s fundraising.

Inspired to raise the money by her grandchildren, Tina also sponsors a Ugandan orphan.

She said: “The cost of a mosquito net is approximately £3, and a family of up to four children can benefit from one net. I’d like to raise enough money to buy at least a hundred mosquito nets.”

If you would like to donate, Tina’s web page can be accessed on www.againstMalaria.com/icelandlucy