Lucy aims high as she drops in 10,000ft for charity
Monday 1st September 2014 @ 09:15 by Mark Phillip
Stalybridge

Twenty-year-old Lucy Garbett is straying beyond her comfort zone in a bid to raise money for the highly acclaimed Alzheimer’s society.

The thrill seeker, who hails from Mottram Road in Stalybridge, has decided to take her fundraising sky high; 10,000ft to be precise.

A journey to Lancaster to tackle the daring jump comes just one day after her 21st birthday, making the landmark occasion all the more memorable.

Speaking to the Reporter about the sky dive, Lucy admitted she was apprehensive, but is also looking forward to the challenge.
She told us: “I decided to do the skydive after looking on the Alzheimer’s website for ways of raising money, and this is the activity that definitely appealed to me most.

“I’m a little bit nervous about jumping from the plane, but to be honest, I think the excitement overshadows it slightly.

“Whatever my feelings on the day, I know I’ll be doing a great thing for an equally great organisation.”

Her fundraising effort has so far raised £425 which will be channelled into the Alzheimers Society, a charity close to Lucy’s heart.

Her Grandfather Peter died a couple of years ago after fighting dementia, but his sad departure came in the comfort of Willow Wood Hospice.

– You can read the full story in the current edition (August 28) of the Tameside Reporter.