Brave Rothwell woman makes the leap for two charities

Jo Goodliffe, from Rothwell, has raised more than �1,300 for the Skylark Children's ward at Kettering General Hospital and Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team by completing a skydive
Jo Goodliffe, from Rothwell, has raised more than �1,300 for the Skylark Children's ward at Kettering General Hospital and Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team by completing a skydive

A brave Rothwell woman made a leap for charity when she completed a skydive to raise money for two charities close to her heart.

Jo Goodliffe, 28, who lives in Rothwell and works at Wacoal Eveden in Desborough, was fundraising for the Skylark Children’s Ward at Kettering General Hospital and the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST).

Jo Goodliffe, from Rothwell, has raised more than �1,300 for the Skylark Children's ward at Kettering General Hospital and Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team by completing a skydive

Jo Goodliffe, from Rothwell, has raised more than �1,300 for the Skylark Children's ward at Kettering General Hospital and Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team by completing a skydive

Jo’s uncle died in 2010 from mesothelioma which is caused by exposure to asbestos while the inspiration for raising money for the children’s ward was because the hospital had treated one of her nephews.

She has so-far raised more than £1,300 in sponsorship which is being split between the two causes.

Jo said: “I had loads of support from people at work and from my family in raising the money. My dad even took it to his workplace and people made contributions. Everyone has been really good.

“I was really nervous before the jump but feeling excited as well.

“It was the first time I’d done anything like this. It was something I’d wanted to do for years and my parents and sister all clubbed together and bought me the jump for my birthday.”

Jo said she had wanted to do her bit for both good causes.

She added: “My uncle passed away in 2010 and the hospital also treated my nephew.”

Jo completed the skydive on Saturday, May 16, at Hinton Skydiving Centre near Brackley.

She was joined by a large group of about 20 supporters.