DOING a skydive has been on Lisa Clarry’s “bucket list” for some time — and this weekend she finally takes the plunge.
Brave Lisa will be falling from the sky on Saturday in aid of the House of Light Trust, the Rotherham charity which helps people with learning disabilities, including Lisa’s sister Clare (48).
The 46-year-old, of Scammadine Close, Brinsworth, said she had always been a bit of a daredevil but the huge fall from an aeroplane would take things up a level.
“I have been parasailing on holiday, ridden jetskis and gone on the top rides at theme parks but I’ve not done anything quite like this before,” she said.
“I suspect I will be nervous on the day but at the moment I can’t wait, I’m really excited.”
Lisa, who is mum to son Josh (24) and married to husband Jonathan, added: “I’ve always organised events like a summer barbecue for the House of Light, which is Doncaster Road opposite Clifton Park.
“But when I found out that I could not only raise money for a cause close to my heart and tick something off my bucket list, I felt that it was too good an opportunity to pass by.
“My sister Clare has been supported by the House of Light in a number of different ways. I have seen how much of a difference that the support she has had in her life and how enthusiastic the support team are.
“The charity has given Clare the ability to live with support but independently and she has now become a confident lady living a full life.
“She’s really excited I’m doing this as are the support workers at the Corner Stone — the house where Clare lives. “Everyone who works there all work so hard to make the residents’ lives the best they can be.”
Lisa, a care company regional manager, added: “The House of Light depends on fund raising for things like holidays, gardens, outdoor furniture, social activities to enable people with learning disabilities to lead and enjoy a normal life.
“The house itself has regular coffee mornings and crafts fairs to raise money. They also take the residents to the theatre, on away days to the coast and arranges competitions and parties, like an Easter bonnet parade, cupcake making and candle decorating, but all these activities need money raising.”
Lisa said she had raised more than £1,100 through online crowdfunding and sponsorship forms, smashing her £1,000 target.
She said she was proud to be making the jump at Hibaldstow in North Yorkshire on Saturday, adding: “There’s no better cause than helping my sister.”