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Sprowston duo’s brave charity parachute jump

Two Sprowston residents are among three members of the Heritage Will Writers team who will be braving a tandem skydive on April 14 to support Norfolk charity Nelson’s Journey.

The Sprowston duo – Hayleigh Thornhill (IT consultant) and Kyle McCallum (admin assistant) – will join call centre manager Alan Tooth at Beccles Airfield to jump from 13,000 feet and freefall at 120 mph before their parachutes open.

So far they have raised over £1,100 between them for Nelsons Journey which supports  children and young people who have experienced the death of someone close to them.

At the start of the year, Norwich-based Heritage Will Writers joined the NJ Twenty20 scheme – A commitment taken by 20 Norfolk businesses to raise a minimum of £1,000 each to help celebrate the 20th year of Nelson’s Journey.

Heritage Will Writers’ managing director, Kathy Long, said: “We are so proud of Hayleigh, Alan and Kyle for doing such a brave thing for Nelsons Journey. We are blessed to have individuals who are always looking for opportunities to fundraise for charities, and as a company we are keen to support this with an in-house charity team.

“I am lucky enough to have been shown around Nelsons Journey’s Smiles House recently and get a real understanding of the fantastic work that they do to support bereaved children. That is why we are committed to raise as much as we can for Nelsons Journey to help them celebrate their 20th birthday.”

Nelsons Journey funding and marketing manager Sophie Berry said: “Heritage Will Writers have really embraced the challenge to raise funds in our 20th year.  A skydive is not for the faint hearted and we hope that those taking part will remember the experience for years to come.”