Michelle Stevens said, “I’m raising money for the Children’s Heart Federation because I know what great work they do for children who have congenital heart problems. My own daughter Brooke has a heart problem and had to have heart surgery when she was only three years old. CHF have always been there for support and advice and they even arranged for Brooke to go on a special trip to Lapland for a once in a lifetime experience.”
“I was so nervous to start with, this isn’t something I’d ever have imagined doing before but I felt so strongly about the cause that I just had to do it. Falling upside down from a plane at 170 mph, thousands of feet in the sky was an incredible feeling and certainly not something which happens everyday. Words cannot explain…it was the most amazing thing I had ever done and will be doing another one next year hopefully. I have raised over £900 for the childrens heart federation. I feel very proud … . Brooke told me she was proud of her mum and that’s just the icing on the cake.”
Rebecca Holt, Family Support Officer for CHF said, “CHF want to say a big thank you to Michelle and Brooke for helping to raise vital money for the charity. All the funds raised by Michelle will be all go directly towards our work in supporting thousands of families across the UK whose children have congenital heart problems. It will enable us to provide even more small grants to help families with things like travel to hospitals, or with somewhere to stay if their child has to stay overnight. It will also help us provide vital machines to support children at home and ensure they have to visit the hospital much less often”.
A woman threw herself out of a plane this month for her daughter.
Michelle Stevens from Wallington skydived on Tuesday, May 15 to raise money for a charity which supports children with heart conditions after her own daughter was diagnosed with a heart problem.