Fairy godmothers do sky dive for hospital

Emma Procter, owner of Fairy God Dusters, with Oliver Kearney
Emma Procter, owner of Fairy God Dusters, with Oliver Kearney
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A team of cleaners were given extra wings as they braved the skies for sick and terminally ill children.

Six members of staff at Longridge cleaning firm Fairy God Dusters jumped 15,000ft from a plane, raising £3,123 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

The challenge took place at Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham.

Owner Emma Procter said: “We were all really nervous especially me, as I’m terrified of heights. Lots of family and friends came along to support us in raising every penny for Alder Hey, and the remaining fairies who didn’t make the plunge were there to support us the whole way through.

“We chose Alder Hey because a couple of our customers’ children had to have treatment there. One in particular, Oliver Kearney, of Lea, has Parry Romberg Syndrome which causes his skull to crumble. He was there to support me too. He is such an inspiration and a very brave little boy.

“My nerves got the better off me on the day and it was all very emotional, but Oliver made me stronger. He told me to be brave and jump for it. So I did.”

To add to the sky dive sponsorship, the team at Fairy God Dusters held a fun day and Oliver also did some fund-raising.

Emma added: “Oliver’s family did a cake sale and Oliver had a sponsored head shave ready for his operation. Oliver and my own children donated their pocket money and emptied their piggy banks, which was really sweet.

“I’d like to thank all my fairies’ family and friends and everyone who have been behind the Fairy God Dusters. Without them we couldn’t have done it.”