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Sheffield mum prepares for charity skydive

Sarah Kerrigan, head of fundraising and events at Whirlow Hall Farm, cheers on Hilary Dennis, left, and Suzanne Nitikman, right, ahead of their charity skydives

Sarah Kerrigan, head of fundraising and events at Whirlow Hall Farm, cheers on Hilary Dennis, left, and Suzanne Nitikman, right, ahead of their charity skydives

A brave Sheffield mum is preparing to drop 15,000 feet at 120mph all in the name of charity.

Thrillseeker Hilary Dennis will be taking to the skies for a tandem skydive on July 26 to raise cash for Whirlow Hall Farm Trust - even though she is afraid of heights.

The mother of three, who works at Sheffield insolvency and business turnaround specialist Wilson Field, will jump out of an aircraft from Hibaldstow Airfield in Lincolnshire and free fall down to 6,000 feet.

She will be joined by Suzanne Nitikman, fundraiser and event organiser at Whirlow Hall Farm, and hopes to raise £1,000 for her chosen cause,

The Whirlow Hall Farm Trust provides farm-related educational and learning experiences to more than 10,000 children and young people a year, many of whom are from disadvantaged backgrounds and the inner city.

Gearing up to take the leap, Hilary, who lives in Waterthorpe, said: “I still can’t believe that I am doing this - I must be seriously mad to do it but I’m not backing out.

“This is certainly one of the biggest challenges I have faced ever and definitely the highest and quickest but it’s for a fantastic local charity.

“I have never done one before, never really ever wanted to do one and all of a sudden a ridiculous idea became reality.”

Sponsors can email h.dennis-madin@wilsonfield.co.uk or call 0114 2356780.

 

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