Charity jump in memory of beloved fianc�e Emma
ipswich: When his beloved fianc�e Emma was killed by a speeding motorist drunk and high on drugs, Mohammed Alibrahimi’s world stood still.
Last September Scott Nicholls was jailed for eight years for killing Emma Harold, 26, and her friend Kate Wasyluk, 25, of Irlam Road, on February 21, 2009, by dangerous driving.
They were walking along Foxhall Road with Emma’s younger sister Rebecca, 25, when Nicholls, who was nearly twice the drink-drive limit, with traces of ecstasy in his blood, lost control of his car travelling at an estimated 50mph in a 30mph zone and crashed into them, just 50 metres from their destination.
Today Mr Alibrahimi, of Peterhouse Close, Ipswich, Emma’s partner of eight years, is taking to the skies to do a skydive for the charity who supported the family through their horrific ordeal. Also doing the jump are Emma’s brother Mark and Rebecca’s fiance Liam Rutter.
Speaking for the first time about losing his beloved fianc�e, Mr Alibrahimi said: “I could talk about Emma for hours. She was a wonderful, helpful person.
“She was always thinking about other people. Since that day, life has been horrible. I have only just got myself together. Life stood still – my whole world stopped. I can’t describe it. Everything without Emma is so hard.”
In a bid to raise awareness the chef, who works at Gorseland Primary School in Martlesham, is raising money for Brake, the road safety charity.
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The 34-year-old said he believes drink-drivers deserve tougher prison sentences.
“I am doing the jump to send a strong message to victims – there is help out there,” he said.
“I want to see tougher sentences for drivers who kill people on the roads. People like Scott Nicholls destroy people’s lives. He destroyed our lives.”
He added: “The charity has supported us all since the crash. They have been brilliant.”
Children and staff at Gorseland got behind Mr Alibrahimi’s fundraising mission, hosting a week of road safety activities to raise �240.
To sponsor Mr Alibrahimi, go to www.justgiving.com /Remember-Emma- Mohammeds-Parachute-Jump.
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