Two workers at Lichfield district council took to the skies to help raise money to send a colleague’s sick child to Disneyland Paris.
Tom Morrison and Adele Tilford, revenues officers with the council, took part in a sponsored skydive as part of the fundraising campaign for six-year-old Jude Canavan.
The youngster has an inoperable brain tumour. After suffering a stroke and four operations, specialists told his mum Isabelle that Jude might not live for more than eight weeks. Six months later, and with weekly chemotherapy, Jude can use his left side again and only needs a wheelchair when he is tired, so the family is remaining positive.
Tom and Adele said: “It was an amazing experience but it won’t be one we’ll be repeating!
“We’ve been overwhelmed with the response, donations, and good wishes from everyone and so far we’ve raised £3,250. If anyone would like make a donation, please visit www.justgiving.com/jump4jude and give whatever you can.
“We paid for the dive ourselves, so all of the money will go straight to the Make a Wish Foundation.”
Isabelle Canavan added: “Jude has always wanted to go to Disneyland Paris, and we’re so grateful to Tom and Adele, and everyone who has sponsored them, for making his wish come true through the Make a Wish Foundation.
“He is really excited about meeting his favourite characters Rory the Racing Car and Jack Sparrow, and I can’t wait to see his face when we get there.”