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Skydive for brave Doncaster pupil

(l-r) Teachers Kayleigh Thorpe, Judy Faulkner, Kim Foster, Angie Williamson and Anthony Kay of Pennine View School, Conisbrough are doing a sky dive. Picture: Andrew Roe

(l-r) Teachers Kayleigh Thorpe, Judy Faulkner, Kim Foster, Angie Williamson and Anthony Kay of Pennine View School, Conisbrough are doing a sky dive. Picture: Andrew Roe

A group of daring school workers are jumping out of a plane to raise money for a pupil who suffers from a rare disease.

The group of seven staff from Pennine View School in Conisbrough will take on a skydive in June in aid of pupil Abigail Cook, who suffers from Batten Disease - an incurable illness which affects only 200 children in the UK.

Money raised will go to towards a fundraising campaign set up by the courageous youngster’s family to fulfil her dream of completing a wish list of days out and trips abroad.

Teaching assistant Judy Faulkner, 41, of Medley View, Conisbrough, said: “This is the first time we have done a skydive so we are all little nervous but also excited about it. Abigail’s bravery has really inspired us.”

Abigail, from Warmsworth, suffers from seizures and may lose her sight and mobility as the disease progresses. Doctors said she may not live past her 14th birthday.

Thousands of pounds have been raised towards the Abigail Cook Wish List, which has seen her fulfil her dream of swimming with dolphins in Florida. Also on her list is to visit Alton Towers.

Judy Faulkner, Kim Foster, Joanne Sleight, Anthony Kay, Angie Williamson, Kayleigh Thorpe and Shannon Bramhall, hope to raise at least £700. The will attempt their challenge at Sibson Airfield, Peterborough, on June 28.

 

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