1:50pm Friday 10th January 2014
By Graeme Hetherington
A TEENAGER is taking on a sponsored skydive to raise money for the Sick Children’s Trust after hearing about a young girl who died from cancer aged just 15.
Nickole Relph was inspired to take on the challenge in memory of Georgina Anderson, who supported the charity herself during her fight against the disease.
The 18-year-old, from Redcar, spoke to the teenager’s mother before deciding to raise money for the charity.
The Middlesbrough sixth form student said: “I have supported charities in the past but have never taken on a challenge event like this before. After reading Georgina’s story in the newspaper, I really felt inspired to do something to help in her memory.
“I am terrified of heights so this will be a really tough challenge, but one that I hope will help me to conquer my fears and also raise money for a worthwhile charity.”
The Sick Children’s Trust provides free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation for families who have seriously ill children in hospital, including Crawford House at the Royal Victoria Infirmary where Georgina’s family stayed while she was in hospital.
Gail Stonley, house manager of Crawford House, said: “It is lovely to see young people fundraise for us and we are so grateful to Nickole for supporting the charity. She is very brave for facing her fears and we cannot wait to hear how she gets on.”
The teenager is taking part in a sponsored skydive on January 18. To support her fundraising visit www.justgiving.com/nickole-relph
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