Jackie Holmes, who runs Broadstairs Carpets with her husband David and sons Dan and Oliver, is challenging herself to a skydive on Sunday 21st May to raise money for the Kent MS Therapy Centre.
The charity has supported Jackie since her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 2015.
A group of friends and family, including her two sons and her best friends, are also jumping at Headcorn in support of Jackie and the Centre. The group is aiming to raise at least £3,000 for the charity.
Jackie said: “On April 23, 2015, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This was a drastic change to my life and I felt physically and mentally challenged in many ways. However, I have had huge support from my family and friends to help me live a very positive, full life.
“From the start the Kent MS Therapy Centre in Canterbury has been the backbone to supporting me through the process and I am forever grateful to them. They provide treatments, advice, care, support, friendship and buckets of love. This is a Centre filled with amazing people who all give all they can to make others feel better.”
The Kent MS Therapy Centre is an independent charity based in Canterbury which aims to improve the quality of life of people living with MS and other health conditions such as ME/CFS, Parkinson’s, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke, fibromyalgia, cancer and diabetes.
Staff provide a range of non-invasive therapies, classes, exercise, specialist clinics and information sessions. Their activities help people with MS and other conditions to alleviate symptoms, manage their condition, improve and sustain their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
To support Jackie and her team with their challenge, you can donate here: https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/campaign/tandem-skydive