Irish eyes smile on Perth jump
APRIL Fool’s Day was no joke for Hilton resident Aishling Ni Bhrionn, who jumped out of a plane to raise money for epilepsy in memory of her brother.
John Byrne died suddenly as a result of epilepsy.
A total of 15 people completed sky dives in Australia and New Zealand and raised a total of $2300 for Epilepsy WA.
Ms Ni Bhrionn said those who planned to jump in Ireland were unable to after a weather change.
“The weather did not hold up, so the jump had to be postponed to July 5, the day of John’s anniversary and beginning of Irish summer,” she said.
“I believe there are 22 jumpers for Ireland which includes me, as I will be visiting at that time.”
Ireland-born Ms Ni Bhrionn said she thought her late brother would have played it down.
“I can imagine him saying, ‘fair play, yep, you’re all mad’. He would have been a little bit mortified about all the stuff everyone is doing for him,” she said.
The first-time sky diver said the jump was absolutely fantastic.
“I could not have asked for a better group of people to ‘jump for John’ with,” she said.
Aishling Ni Bhrionn completing her skydive.