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Sky Dive for Charity

Date Posted: 07/05/2015 | Posted In: Latest news

Charlotte Conn, a second year student studying A Levels in PE, Psychology and Religious Studies at QE is planning a skydive in August to raise money for the Huntington’s Disease Association.  Charlotte’s mother and grandmother suffer from this hereditary, degenerative neurological condition and Charlotte acts as a carer to both.  In addition, Charlotte is currently receiving genetic counselling to prepare her to discover whether she will develop the disease.

Charlotte who lives near Leyburn in North Yorkshire is extremely brave and she gives a moving account of her family’s fight against the disease on her JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/Charlotte-Conn

Her motivation is very clear. Charlotte says:

‘I want to make a statement by doing this Skydive. I want it to symbolise how strong we are as a family unit and how weak this disease is in bringing us down. I want it to symbolise my lack of fear for the future and of the disease possibly being passed onto me. One day the cure will come, and one day Huntington’s Disease won’t be the reason a girl like me cries because her mother or nana isn’t the person they used to be. Please help me to raise money to fund research.’

If anyone wishes to support Charlotte’s fundraising, they can do so through JustGiving or by contacting the College on 01325 461315.

Charlotte adds:

‘PS. If my nana knew I was jumping out a plane for her she would probably say, ‘You’re blooming not!’ and wouldn’t sleep at night until the day I do it… so I’ll just tell her afterwards.’