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Skydivers Take the Plunge for Carers

Next month, on the 4th July, six brave women will take part in a sponsored parachute jump from Salisbury Airfield to raise money for the B&NES Carers’ Centre.

The fundraisers, from the Carers’ Centre, Wiltshire Farm Foods and one a full-time carer herself, are all passionate about raising awareness of the challenges faced by carers and supporting the Centre to continue its vital work.

Katy Philips and Emma Tucker are both staff members at the Carers’ Centre.

Emma said: “Since I started working at the Carers’ Centre last year I have realised how much carers sacrifice to look after a loved one.

“I hope that I can raise funds and awareness for carers so they don’t have to struggle on their own.”

Amelia Draffin, Shantel Hall and Danielle Hall work at Wiltshire Farm Foods which provides easy to cook, nutritious meals for people who may otherwise struggle to eat healthily.

Amelia said: “It’s a great opportunity to do something really exciting for a truly worthy cause. The more awareness and support we can raise for the Centre the better!”

Mary Allen is a carer herself and this will be her second sponsored dive for the Carers’ Centre.

“The dive was absolutely brilliant last time,” Mary commented.

“I wanted to get right back up there and do it all over again, so here I am! It was good to help the Carers’ Centre after they have helped me so much.”

Each skydiver needs to reach a target of £395 to take part – can you spare £4 for the 4th of July jump?

You can show your support by donating online via the website and select the profile of the individual you would like to support (or if you’re feeling generous, more than one!)

The Carers’ Centre supports over 4,000 carers from Bath and North East Somerset, of an estimated 20,000 in the B&NES community.

Caring for someone can be incredibly stressful and isolating and carers may often find themselves unprepared for the impact their situation has on their ability to work, their finances and emotional, physical and mental health.