Nurse biting her nails over skydive challenge

By Dave Doyle | 11/01/2018

Nurse biting her nails over skydive challenge

A NURSE who is “so scared of heights” will make a 13,500ft leap to raise cash for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Gemma Spilsbury, of Brinsworth, works at The Woodlands, an NHS service for people aged 65 or over with mental health needs.

She hopes to raise £1,000 by taking part in the skydive at Langar Airfield, Nottingham, in May.

Gemma (pictured) said: “I’ve chosen this charity because I have friends with relatives who have been affected by this terrible disease, as well as family members.

“I also work with dementia patients and understand how important the Alzheimer’s Society is to families, particularly carers.”

She added: “Without continued support, they wouldn’t be able to do what they do.

“The statistics for dementia are really scary, with one in six people over the age of 80 having the condition.” Based behind Rotherham Hospital, The Woodlands is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

Gemma has started a fund-raising page and is inviting donations.

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