In this guest blog Angela Pedge tells us of her son Alex's skydive for MS-UK...
I have a wonderful supportive family and friends who help me with my multiple sclerosis (MS) which I have had since 2008. I attend MS-UK social events and use Joseph Court which helps with managing my symptoms of MS.
I was so pleased when my son wanted to do a skydive and raise money for MS-UK.
He contacted MS-UK to see how he could do this and spoke to Nick who helped him set up a JustGiving page and organise the skydive.
We were lucky enough to arrange the jump on his actual 21st birthday which was 19 August 2017
On the day it was a lovely sunny day and we had to be there for 8.30 in the morning. Alex was so excited and a little apprehensive. Alex had a half an hour debriefing and then was all kitted up to make the jump, he then boarded the plane at nine and went up. His family were all there supporting him and watching him make the jump. When he came down he said it was the best thing he’s ever done and he would never forget it.
I am so proud and grateful of my son who has managed to raise £664 so far for MS-UK from friends and family who have kindly donated.
When I asked him why he wanted to do the skydive he said that he wanted to honour me and people like me who have to struggle daily with MS and it was the least he could do to help.