A Stokenchurch resident has jumped from 13,000 feet in a sponsored skydive for the charity caring for her mum.
Amelia Weiss, (17), has smashed her £400 fundraising target and received donations to date totalling £2,750 in aid of the unique service provided by Rennie Grove Hospice Care.
For the past 10 months, Amelia’s mum, Gina, has been receiving weekly visits from the Rennie Grove Hospice at Home nurses.
Amelia explains: “In October 2015, we received the devastating news that my mum was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer which had spread to her bones, lungs, liver, ovaries and brain, after having been cancer-free for six years. Throughout this time, the help Rennie Grove has given us has been invaluable. Weekly nurse visits, counselling, therapy and generally being there when needed, not just for my mum but for the whole family. I cannot thank them enough for their endless time and support. As their funding is predominantly based on donations, I wanted to help them raise more money in order to help more people like my mum – so I decided to do a skydive.
“And I did it! Oh my word, it was absolutely incredible; I want to do it again and again! I'm so glad I did it for the best cause and could help someone like my mum. I promised myself I wouldn't cry, but when my instructor gave me money after being in a similar position with his wife, I burst into tears!”
The funds Amelia has raised could provide over 100 hours of specialist nursing care in patients’ homes.