Emma’s leap into the unknown

0513022 SSFF emma robertson 'Emma Robertson who is doing a sponsored bungee-jump in memory of her friend Chelsea Reid and will benefit Chelsea's daughter Jessica - at home in Robert Philp Road, Kirkcaldy
0513022 SSFF emma robertson 'Emma Robertson who is doing a sponsored bungee-jump in memory of her friend Chelsea Reid and will benefit Chelsea's daughter Jessica - at home in Robert Philp Road, Kirkcaldy
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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

girl.