Three generations of an Isle of Man family will skydive to raise funds for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, supported by the Steam Packet Company.
Millie Cleverley, 67, her daughter Vicky Taylor, 39, and her granddaughter Jasmine Cane, 19, are being sponsored to jump from 15,000 feet on 26th March.
The Steam Packet Company is supporting the fundraising by covering the cost of travel to and from the UK for the skydive.
The family decided to start fundraising after Neill Cleverley, Millie’s husband, received treatment at Clatterbridge Hospital.
She explained: ‘While at the hospital I saw that the Clatterbidge Cancer Charity was looking for assistance with fundraising and I knew it was something I wanted to help with.
‘A lot of Island residents are grateful for the care received at Clatterbridge, my family included, so I wanted to give something back and thank them for helping us during a tough time.’
She added: ‘I would like to thank everyone who has supported us so far, especially the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for covering the cost of our travel.
‘Our original fundraising goal was £1,200 but thanks to the generosity of those who have donated we have been able to hugely exceed that and the current total is £2,647. We’re delighted with that amount, but we will continue to raise as much as we can.’
Clatterbridge Cancer Charity researches the latest cancer treatments and therapies as well as supporting patients and their families during their time at the hospital.
Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘There are many Island residents who will have a connection with Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, so we are very pleased to support Millie and her family fundraise. It’s very special to see three generations join together to raise money for such an important cause.’
If you would like to support Millie, Vicky and Jasmine you can donate by searching ‘Millie Cleverley’ on www.justgiving.com.