On Sunday 28th August, 77-year-old Sue Simons, took part in a tandem skydive at Langar Airfield in aid of Parkinson’s UK.
After the original date was amended due to bad weather, Sue was itching to get up into the sky and a number of Sue’s friends and family travelled to watch and support her.
Sue unfortunately lost her husband (Mal Simons) in June 2022 having battled with Parkinson’s for a number of years.
The self confessed ‘adrenaline junkie’ took the leap of faith from 14,000ft to raise not only funds, but also awareness of Parkinson’s.
Sue and her late husband have lived in East Leake since the end of the 1980s after Mal retired from the Nottinghamshire Police Force, having served on their dog section from 1968.
This isn’t the first time Sue has done something that most would see as crazy! At the age of both 30 and 60, Mal booked flights on an acrobatic plane so Sue could enjoy doing ‘loop the loops’ and ‘stall dives’. Sue also participated in a solo parachute jump over 40 years ago.
With an original target of £500, Sue has absolutely smashed this and the amount currently stands at an incredible £1,985!
If you would like to donate to this remarkable effort, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sue-simons1