Charity parachute jump in memory of teen’s cousin

Aby Williamson is fundraising   by holding a coffee morning. she is to jump from plane in memory of cousin to raise money for  The Meningitis Trust.'L-R Aby Williamson, Emily Pantling, Sophie Leathley and Andrew Moore.
Aby Williamson is fundraising by holding a coffee morning. she is to jump from plane in memory of cousin to raise money for The Meningitis Trust.'L-R Aby Williamson, Emily Pantling, Sophie Leathley and Andrew Moore.
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A TEENAGER is to jump from an aeroplane as soon as she is legally able in memory of her cousin who died from meningitis.

Aby Williamson, aged 15, from West Haddon, decided she wanted to do something spectacular in memory of her cousin Hannah Gwilliam who died in January, aged 18.

To raise funds, she will plunge from a plane then parachute to the ground on April 21, just four days after she turns 16.

She said: “We were quite close and losing Hannah has made me more determined than ever to raise money. Meningitis is a devastating disease. It affects anyone, of any age, at any time.”

In the meantime staff at Northampton Nursing and Carers Agency Ltd and Aby’s friends have held a coffee morning to help boost her total.

So far she has received donations of more than £1,200.

Aby said: “They are helping people learn what to look out for, so they can protect themselves and the ones they love. But there is still urgent work to do.”

To sponsor Aby’s skydive visit: meningitisuk.tributefunds.com/fund/Hannah+Gwilliam/showFund/

Aby is dividing the money between Help For Heroes and Meningitis UK.