Brave Dobcross nurse faces fear of flying for charity

A BRAVE nurse who took a leap of faith is counting the cost of her success – in hard earned cash for a charity.

Alison Labrey

Alison Labrey, a mother of three from Dobcross, conquered her fear of flying to make a skydive to support her niece Libby Read.

Libby works for Findacure, which helps patients and support groups with extremely rare diseases.

Alison, a member of Dobcross Village Community Executive Committee and a district nurse based at Chadderton, initially set herself a target of raising £500 for the national charity.

But, after being backed by kindly well-wishers, she presented more than £1,300 to the Findacure Foundation.

Alison said: “I was amazed at the response. People have been so generous.

“Libby is passionate about the charity as she really believes in the work they do. I got talked into doing the skydive when she was visiting at Christmas.

“Initially, I did try to get out of it as I have a real fear of flying, never mind actually jumping from a plane!

“However, we jumped from around 13,000 feet and it was amazing!

“I had such a fantastic day and I never thought I would say it but I would love to do one again.”

Donations can still be made via Alison’s charity page.

 

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