Pair finally get to make their leap of faith in memory of lifelong friend
IT was a case of third time lucky for Grace Davies and her grandaughter Feebie Potts when they undertook a daring sky dive.
Grace had promised her late lifelong friend Kath Lee that she would make a parachute jump in her memory.
Twice the parachutists were thwarted by bad weather.
They were even in the sky the second time before rain led to a last minute cancellation. But blue skies greeted their return to the parachute centre near Lancaster five days later.
Grace and 16-year-old Feebie duly completed their jumps from 10,000 feet in tandem with instructors, raising at least £1,000 so far for East Cheshire Hospice.
For both it was a thrilling experience as Grace honoured her pledge to Kath who died in East Cheshire Hospice last October.
Grace, from Wilmslow, said: “I told Kath I’d make the jump and fulfilled my promise and was delighted that Feebie volunteered to join me for the challenge.
“The worst moment was just before I jumped when the aircraft door opened and I looked down.
“It was a great experience and we’d like to thank everyone who generously sponsored us, including local shops on Chapel Lane and Feebie’s fellow pupils and the teachers at Wilmslow High School.”
The hospice has raised nearly £10,000 after 15 parachutists took part on their behalf, the rest of the group having completed their jumps before the weather deteriorated.
Participants included Harry Oduah and Keith Judson from Chess Telecom.
Many are now planning a further sky dive in aid of the hospice.
●● Grace and Feebie with their instructors and (inset) Keith Judson from Chess Telecom in mid-air