Hitchin teenager completes skydive in memory of mum

PUBLISHED: 15:47 03 September 2019 | UPDATED: 15:50 03 September 2019

Alicia Maxwell completed a skydive in memory of her mum Emma, who would have been 40 on Saturday. Picture: Courtesy of Alicia Maxwell

Alicia Maxwell completed a skydive in memory of her mum Emma, who would have been 40 on Saturday. Picture: Courtesy of Alicia Maxwell

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A Hitchin teenager who completed a skydive in memory of her mum said it was an “amazing experience.”

Alicia's mother Emma died when she was 5 years old. Picture: Courtesy of Alicia MaxwellAlicia's mother Emma died when she was 5 years old. Picture: Courtesy of Alicia Maxwell

Alicia Maxwell was five years old when her mum Emma sadly passed away from cervical cancer in 2007.

The now 18-year-old took on the challenge to raise awareness of the disease and money for Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.

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Alicia's skydive, at Sibson airfield in Peterborough, happened on Saturday, which would have been her mum's 40th birthday.

18-year-old Alicia Maxwell is set to complete a charity skydive in memory of her mum who died of cervical cancer 13 years ago. Picture: Courtesy of Alicia Maxwell18-year-old Alicia Maxwell is set to complete a charity skydive in memory of her mum who died of cervical cancer 13 years ago. Picture: Courtesy of Alicia Maxwell

She said: "It was an amazing experience and I'm so happy to have done it for such a lovely charity.

"I had lots of support which I'm so grateful for. I will continue to work to help raise money for charity.

"It was definitely an emotional day as well, but I know my mum was looking down on me the whole day which made it that extra bit better."

Alicia has already exceeded her £400 target. To support her further, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/Alicia-Maxwell.

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