A Manx family has raised almost £5,000 for cancer charity, with support from the Steam Packet Company.
Millie Cleverley, 67, her daughter Vicky Taylor, 39, and her granddaughter Jasmine Cane, 19, were sponsored to skydive from 15,000ft. The jump took place at Cockerham in Lancashire and the Steam Packet Company covered the cost of travel to and from the UK.
The family hoped to raise £1,200 for the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, but they have surpassed their goal and raised £4,800 so far.
The trio decided to take part in the skydive after seeing donation appeals while Millie’s husband, Neill Cleverley, received treatment at the hospital in Liverpool. The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity was established to support patients and their families while they were going through treatment and to research new therapies.
Millie said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted that we have been able to raise so much for such a worthy cause. The skydive is one of the best things we’ve ever done!
‘The care Neill received at Clatterbridge was incredible. Both the hospital and charity are doing amazing work so as soon as I saw they were looking for donations to help fund their activities and research I knew it was something I wanted to help with, and Vicky and Jasmine felt the same way.
‘I would like to say a massive thank you to the Steam Packet Company for covering the cost of travel on the ferry, it made a huge difference.’
Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward added: ‘A skydive is a daunting commitment to make and Millie, Vicky and Jasmine should be very proud of themselves for completing it and raising a fantastic amount of money. It’s wonderful to see three generations working closely together to raise awareness and fundraise for such an important cause.’
The family are continuing to fundraise and anyone wishing to donate to Millie, Vicky and Jasmine can simply search ‘Millie Cleverley’ on www.justgiving.com.