Reydon charity benefits from skydiving fundraiser

Hannah Bradford raised money for The Sole Bay Care Fund with a charity skydive. Picture: Cathy Ryan

Hannah Bradford raised money for The Sole Bay Care Fund with a charity skydive. Picture: Cathy Ryan - Credit: Archant

An Easy Jet cabin crew member swapped her uniform for a parachute as she jumped 13,000ft to raise money for the charity which helped her late stepfather.

Hannah Bradford raised money for The Sole Bay Care Fund with a charity skydive. Picture: Cathy Ryan

Hannah Bradford raised money for The Sole Bay Care Fund with a charity skydive. Picture: Cathy Ryan - Credit: Archant

Hannah Bradford, 26, took part in a charity skydive on May 31 for the Sole Bay Care Fund.

She said: 'It was terrifying, something I would never normally do but I felt it was important to raise money and awareness for the charity.

'I wanted to show my thanks. Not only for everything they did for my step-dad but also the support they provided to my mum Judy.

'They deserve recognition for all their hard work.'

Hannah Bradford raised money for The Sole Bay Care Fund with a charity skydive. Picture: Cathy Ryan

Hannah Bradford raised money for The Sole Bay Care Fund with a charity skydive. Picture: Cathy Ryan - Credit: Archant


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The independent charity based at Sole Bay Health Centre in Reydon, works to support the care needs of those registered with Southwold Surgery. They provide extra care and resources which are not provided through the NHS or social care.

The charity aid those with dementia, long term conditions and terminal illnesses aiming to keep people at home or as near home as possible and avoid acute hospital admissions.

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Duncan Ballantine, Miss Bradford's stepfather who lived in Reydon, passed away from heart disease aged 74.

The personal touch the charity were able to provide was key for Dr Ballantine and his family.

Miss Bradford said: 'My step-dad was able to build a good relationship with staff. Seeing someone that he knew every day made a real difference and provided peace of mind.'

So far £1,410 has been raised towards the £1,500 target. The fundraising page closes at the end of June and Miss Bradford hopes she can beat the target set.

She said: 'A lot of people have already been asking about the charity which is great.'

With the skydive completed, Miss Bradford intends to continue raising money for the charity with plans of a marathon in the future.

She said: 'Smaller charities like them often get missed out but I want to give them every chance to help another family like they did mine. I hope money raised from my skydive can help.'

You can donate to and support The Sole Bay Care Fund via Hannah's fundraising page at mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/hannahbradford1

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