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Enfield mum to complete hair-raising charity skydive

  • Published date
    19/05/2015
  • Author
    NLH Admin
  • Category
    North London Hospice

An Enfield mum-of-two will be taking the plunge later this month to raise funds for the charity that cared for two of her friends. Julie Carter, 46, of Riversfield Road, will be doing a tandem skydive on Sunday 24 May, in Cambridgeshire, in support of North London Hospice. Julie, decided to do the skydive as a gesture of thanks to the Hospice team for the ‘amazing care’ they gave her friends during their illnesses with cancer last year. The local council officer said: “North London Hospice cared for my friends in their final months. The support given to them and their families by staff was amazing. Knowing that the Hospice is run on donations I try and support any fundraising events I can. “Last year, I completed a fundraising walk with a friend and so I’ve taken it up a notch this year! My stomach churns every time I think about jumping out of a plane, but it’s been on my bucket list for years. Doing it for the Hospice is the push I needed.” Julie, who was recently presented with the ‘Enfield Council Sport and Culture Leader of the Year’ award for her contribution to youth football, has already exceeded her target of £500 thanks to support from family, friends and Whitewebbs Eagles FC, where she holds the position as club Chairman. Julie’s sons Ryan, 16, and Andrew, 19, who will be supporting her on the day say they are incredibly ‘proud’ of their mum for taking on such a brave challenge. Andrew said: “I am very proud of mum for taking to such heights. Money raised is going to a great cause that has helped people close to our hearts.” To sponsor Julie visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JULIECARTER4  

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