three brave Kirkcaldy women are preparing to take to the skies to raise money for a cause that’s close to their hearts.
Claire Kennedy, Clare Mitchell (both 24) and Jayne Glancy (39), all from Kirkcaldy are taking part in a daring tandem skydive in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
They have chosen to fundraise for the charity because Clare’s two brothers Martin and Steven both died from the muscle wasting condition, Martin in July 2003 at the age of 24 and his brother the following January aged 23 years.
Claire and Clare have been friends since they were very small and Jayne is Clare’s cousin, and all knew the brothers and the heartbreak the tragedies had on the family.
The dive, called ‘Make Today Count 2013’ will take place at St Andrews Airport on March 3, with each person paying £49 registration then having to raise another £399 each in sponsorship to participate.
And the girls are all working hard to ensure they raise enough money to take part.
Claire Kennedy said: “Doing a skydive is something Clare and I have always said we wanted to do, so when she got the Muscular Dystrophy newsletter saying that several organised events were taking place around the UK in March, we all decided to go for it.
“I am feeling a bit nervous
about it now, but it is a tandem one so we will be strapped to
an experienced person and will get some training before we jump.”
The girls all have individual Just Giving pages where people can make a donation.
To donate to Claire, visit justgiving.com/claire-kennedy9; Clare Mitchell’s is justgiving.com/clare-mitchell and Jayne’s is justgiving.com/jayne-glancy.