Derbyshire fundraisers take the plunge for air ambulance charity

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Peak District National Park staff members are gearing up for a sponsored skydive in aid of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

Visitor media supervisor Sharon Mosley, visitor media assistant Marie Deith, cycle hire centres manager Helen Bowe, merchandising officer Lesley Handley, plus Bakewell gardener Pete Lownds, are taking part in the skydive in memory of Sharon’s brother, lorry-driver Brian Mosley.

The group are making the jump for DLRAA to continue fundraising Brian, from Bakewell, started prior to his death in a road traffic accident last July.

He had raised £870 after an accident near Ashford-in-the-Water last year when a firefighter friend was injured and airlifted to hospital.

Sharon said: “None of us have done skydiving before and it is probably the most terrifying thing we are ever likely to do, but it is for an amazing charity and in memory of Brian.

“Every time the air ambulance flies out on a mission it costs at least £1,700. It saves lives - my brother realised what a good cause it is and I want to continue the fundraising he started.”