Hayley’s leap of faith to say thank you to Sheffield charity

Hayley and Carl Martin. Hayley is doing a charity parachute jump.
Hayley and Carl Martin. Hayley is doing a charity parachute jump.
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A DARING South Yorkshire mum who suffers from a serious degenerative eye disease is to do a parachute jump to raise money for Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind.

Hayley Martin, 38, of Stone Hill Drive, Swallownest, has suffered from Retinitis Pigmentosa - know as RP - for 15 years and the disease has left her with nothing but tunnel vision.

Her eyesight began to deteriorate further earlier this year and she was referred to Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind.

The charity has helped Hayley come to terms with the continuing loss of her eyesight and she wants to give something back for the help and emotional support it has given her.

On Saturday she will do a 15,000ft parachute jump at Hibaldstow Airfield in North Lincolnshire after already raising nearly £3,000 for the charity.

Hayley is doing the jump alongside four other Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind supporters.

She said she has always wanted to do a parachute jump and is now pleased she can combine one of her goals with raising money for the charity.

Hayley said: “I want to stay positive about my RP and the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind will help me to do that and help me to maintain my independence.

“The impact that Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind has is life-saving for me and many others like me, not just those with RP but other eye conditions too.”

n If you want to sponsor any of the participants, Hayley Martin, Joshua Moody, Jemma Innocent, Dawn Kerry and Adam Lindsey all have pages on www.justgiving.com.