Quartet’s jump for Julie provides cash boost for cancer unit

Red Lodge sky dive ANL-140710-075302001
Red Lodge sky dive ANL-140710-075302001

The family and friends of a 53-year-old woman who lost her battle with cancer have raised more than £6,000 in her memory after taking part in a charity sky dive.

Martin Woodcraft, from Newmarket, took to the skies to raise money for West Suffolk Hospital’s Ward G1 Macmillan Unit in memory of his late wife Julie with family friends Aston Mottley, Rick Mogan, and Charley Reynolds, who are all from the Red Lodge area. Charley and Aston were both just 16 when they bravely took to the skies. In total, the quartet raised £6,560.20 for the hospital unit.

“It was an amazing experience, nerve-wracking at time. But the thought of jumping in memory of Julie and supporting such an amazing part of West Suffolk Hospital kept us going,” said Martin.

“It was a great thing to do and we were blown away by the amount of support and fundraising we got.”

Aston added: “Doing this skydive was a big challenge for us all, but I certainly feel like I have accomplished something.”