Corby woman with impaired vision takes on parachute jump for charity

Corinne Kirkton, a 24-year-old part-time housekeeper at Avery Healthcare, will be taking on the challenge to raise money for Stroke Association
Corinne Kirkton, a 24-year-old part-time housekeeper at Avery Healthcare, will be taking on the challenge to raise money for Stroke Association
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A Corby woman who is severely visually impaired is to take part in a charity parachute jump next month.

Corinne Kirkton, a 24-year-old part-time housekeeper at Avery Healthcare, will be taking on the challenge to raise money for the Stroke Association.

She said: “I won’t be able to wear my glasses while doing it, which will leave me completely blind.

“Not being able to see what’s going on around me will be very scary.

“But everyone has been very supportive.

“I wanted to support the charity because my mother suffered a stroke and it also affects a lot of people at the care home I work at.

“Avery has also promised that it will match whatever I manage to raise myself and that money will go to help families who have been affected by strokes.”

Corinne, who lives on the Exeter estate, was born with hydrocephalus, a condition where a build-up of excess fluid on the brain can damage cells.

For Corinne, this has seriously affected her vision.

But despite this, she will be jumping out of a plane with a tandem parachute on July 1 to raise money for others.

She said: “I’ve never tried anything like this before and I’m both nervous and excited, and looking forward to having my mum and friends there to watch.”

Corinne, who has already raised more than her target of £500, has a JustGiving page where people can donate.