South Yorkshire care assistant Kerry takes plunge for Lost Chord

Kerry Toy with Ackroyd Clinic resident Edith Schofield
Kerry Toy with Ackroyd Clinic resident Edith Schofield

CARE assistant Kerry Toy is going that little bit further to support patients with dementia…13,000 feet up in the air to be precise.

For Kerry, aged 28, of Maltby, is the first person to sign up for a sponsored Tandem Parachute Jump in aid of Lost Chord, the charity that provides interactive musical events for people with dementia in care homes and day centres.

Organisers want more people, like Kerry, who are prepared to join The Tigers Parachute Display Team, Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, for the jump at Langar Airfield in Nottinghamshire on Tuesday, October 9.

She has seen first hand the valuable work by Lost Chord at the Ackroyd Clinic home in Rotherham, where she is a care assistant.

Kerry said: “The concerts really do work and any money I can raise will be worth the effort.

“We had a concert attended by a lady who was once in operatic societies but who couldn’t do anything for herself any more. The next day she was able to feed herself and even walked a short distance.”