Skydive in mum’s memory

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A brave young Whitby woman has raised more than £1,000 for the charity Mind, after losing her mum to mental illness.

Brooke-Lyn Clark, 20, courageously took on a skydive in memory of her mother, Bronia Moth, who sadly passed away last September.

She told the Gazette: “It’s sad to say my mum couldn’t beat mental health, however with everyone’s help and support to raise as much as possible, we can help all the other individuals still fighting to ensure they do win the ongoing battle.

“It was 10 minutes of bravery from me, it was the best experience I have done.

“We had to go in a smaller plane, I had to stand and look down and then just fall, which was terrifying! I even went through a cloud.”

Brooke, from Whitby, attends University in Leeds where she will be going into her third year.

She added: “I want to say a big thank you to everyone that has sponsored me.”

Brooke had originally planned to take on the challenge in May, close to her mum’s birthday, but adverse weather meant it had to be postponed.

But determined to see it through, Brooke took the plunge last week, raising vital funds and awareness in the process.

Mind is the mental health charity.

They provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, while also campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Find out more information online at: http://www.mind.org.uk.