Kadi to skydive in granddad’s memory

A TEENAGER is planning to fall 10,000 feet from a helicopter to raise cash for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Kadi Jackson, 19, chose to support the charity after seeing her grandfather, Jack Freezer, suffer with dementia before he died two years ago.

Kadi, from Evans Close in Daventry, also works as a support worker at Longlands Care Centre on London Road.

She said: “Those were the two reasons why I decided to do the skydive. Because of my granddad and also because of the work I do at Longlands where we have some people suffering with dementia.

“I’ve never done anything like this before but I decided to do something extreme like a skydive because I thought no-one will think that I’ll actually do it.”

Kadi is now feeling nervous ahead of the big jump which will take place on July 23 near Oxford.

She added: “It’s the first time I’ve done any sort of charity event and obviously one that will be quite scary.

“I’m starting to feel very nervous as it gets closer and they’ve told me I’ll be falling about 10,000 feet. I’m going up to do it on my own but I will have a professional jumper with me.

“I’ve set myself a fundraising target of £500 and few people have sponsored me already.

“Now I’m just trying to get as much money as I can.”

If you’d like to sponsor Kadi she has a sponsor form available at Longlands Care Centre, which is situated behind Danetre Hospital.