Daredevils take on major challenge

TWO daredevils are taking on a high-adrenalin challenge in memory of a much-missed mother and friend today.

TWO daredevils are taking on a high-adrenalin challenge in memory of a much-missed mother and friend today.

Simon Taylor, 44, and Kelly Martin, 27, were today due to fling themselves out of a plane as part of a charity skydive to collect money for Cancer Research UK.

The pair are jumping as a tribute to Mr Taylor's mum, Lil, who died in July from pancreatic cancer.

Miss Martin, of Great Bealings, said although she was scared of heights she was determined to complete the skydive because she wanted to leave a lasting positive legacy for Mrs Taylor, of Trimley St Martin, who would have turned 70 today.

Miss Martin, an occupational therapist assistant, said: “She was my mum's best friend and she was very kind and very brave during the illness.

“I really wanted to raise some money in her honour. I'm scared of heights but I was so affected by Lil's death that I wanted to do something that was a challenge and a big achievement.

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“Just going up a few floors I can't look down and I don't like looking up in the sky on a sunny day. But because I am doing this in memory of Lil I'm sure I'll manage it!”

Miss Martin added she was hoping to raise �1,000 but had already collected �1,200.

To support her visit www.justgiving.com/kellymartininmemoryoflil.

Are you taking on a charity challenge? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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