JUMPING out of a plane to raise money would not be everyone’s first idea for a fund-raiser.
But for one teenager, planning to skydive from 10,000ft was a touching tribute to her father.
Bethany Corry, 18, of Boardman Avenue, Marton, will leap out of an aeroplane in January in memory of her dad Thomas who died from liver disease.
The health care assistant at Blackpool Victoria Hospital will take the 10,000ft plunge next year.
She told The Gazette: “For every one person that gets a liver transplant 20 people die and I want to do something about that.
“I’m going to be scared but I can’t wait to do it and by the time I finish I think it will be amazing.”
Bethany will travel to Cumbria with the rest of her family on the first anniversary of her father’s death to raise money for the British Liver Trust which supports families of relatives living with the disease.
She added: “This is something I’ve always wanted to do.
“My dad told me all about his skydive and this is going to be a once in a lifetime experience.
“He would be really proud of me if he knew what I was doing.
“As soon as he found out he had been diagnosed with the disease he did everything he could to survive.
“He stopped drinking for his children but by that time it was too late.”
Andrew Langford, chief executive of the British Liver Trust, said he was glad of the support.
He added: “It is brilliant Bethany has decided to raise money for the British Liver Trust. While the money raised will be very useful in funding services and support for people with, and affected by liver disease, we also hope Bethany’s sky dive will raise the awareness of liver disease.”
To sponsor Bethany go to the website www.justgiving.com/beth-corry0