THE SKY’S the limit for a Kirkcaldy teenager who is set to take part in a fundraising challenge for a cause close to her heart.
Emma Robertson (16) is doing a sponsored bungee jump in March to collect money for her friend’s daughter Jessica after her mum Chelsea Reid (19) suddenly passed away from a brain haemorrhage last year.
The Kirkcaldy High pupil told The Press she
wanted to do something unusual to
remember her friend.
“I knew Chelsea through friends and I wanted to
do something that no-one else would do as a way of remembering her,”she said.
“I am getting sponsorship for doing the bungee jump and all the money I raise will go into the trust fund which has been started for Jessica (2).
“I began looking at places where I could do it and found Killicrankie, so I will be doing the bungee jump there on Saturday, March 2.”
She will be supported by her friends on the day as well as teachers from her school. Emma is hoping to raise around £500 but said she would be happy with whatever she manages to make.
As well as the bungee jump, some of Emma’s friends are also in the process of organising a fundraising disco at the Windsor Hotel in Kirkcaldy on Saturday, March 16. There will be a raffle, buffet and sponsored waxing and all the
money collected will go to Jessica’s trust fund.
Emma said: “I am looking forward
to the bungee jump but I am a bit
scared as well! I just want to be
able to do something for Chelsea and Jessica.”
Family and friends of Chelsea were left shocked
and devastated after she
died suddenly on March 13. The former Fair Isle Primary and Kirkcaldy High
School pupil’s daughter Jessica, who has a severe form of epilepsy, was just 18 months old at the time. In the
wake of the tragedy,
Chelsea’s friends rallied round and organised fundraising events to set up a trust fund for her little