Arlesey girl ready to make leap for grandmother

A GRANDAUGHTER is set to jump 10,000ft to raise money for a charity.

Emma King along with her two cousins, Shelley Ward and Laura Rea decided to do a charity sky dive to raise money for The Stroke Association after their 83-year-old grandmother; Eva King suffered a stroke in April.

Eva had suffered a fall in her home in Sandy and had lay on the floor for 36 hours before someone got to her. She was taken to Bedford Hospital where she later suffered a major stroke.

Emma who is from Arlesey said: “My gran suffered a severe stroke and it has been a hard battle to get her through her hospital treatment, rehabilitation and settling her into a new home.”

Eva’s mobility is still very poor so requires carers four times a day.


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Miss King said: “She needs physiotherapy to try and get her to walk again and also regain the use of her left arm.”

The 25-year-old said her nan was a very independent woman, who lived in a bungalow on her own and was able to make herself a cup of tea and cook her own food. Since suffering from the stroke Eva is no longer able to do things independently.

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The trio are hoping to raise �1500 between them and will do the charity tandem skydive on October 20 at Sibson Airfield, Peterborough.

For anyone who would like to donate to the girls visit www.justgiving.com/emma-king12, or www.justgiving.com/laura-rea1 or www.justgiving.com/shelley-ward2.

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