Crewkerne Lions Club presented a cheque for £200 towards a local woman’s charity sky dive. Amy Lord received the generous donation at her fundraising cake sale outside of Oscars wine bar, one day before she jumped from a plane at 10,000 ft above the GoSkydive centre near Salisbury on September 21st. Amy who completed the tandem sky dive, free-falling at 125 mph with instructor Mat, has raised £2,400 in memory of her Nan, Mildred Hutchings for the Stroke Association. Amy Lord said: “I wanted to help others like my Nan who have strokes. Every penny counts to help people who have suffered strokes and also the families of those caring for them. Thank you to everyone who sponsored me.

“Special thanks to Crewkerne Lions Club for donating a massive £200, the Crooked Swan for giving me some money, to Oscars for allowing me to hold a bake sale and to the Stonemasons in Ilminster for holding a fundraiser for the cause too.” Lion Lesley Chudley said: “Crewkerne Lions Club were happy to support Amy’s fundraising for the Stroke Association. We very much admire Amy’s courage and her dedication, in memory of her Nan, who she had a photo of with her when she jumped.” Go Skydive are based at Old Sarum Park in Wiltshire and are the UK’s only specialist first-time tandem sky dive centre.

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