Charity jump for sisters

Skydiving sisters: Mary and Sarah Howarth get set for their September skydive
Skydiving sisters: Mary and Sarah Howarth get set for their September skydive

TWO sisters have signed up to undertake the charity challenge of a lifetime – a tandem skydive from 10,000 feet.

Sarah and Mary Howarth are aiming to raise more than £1,000 on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by jumping out of an aeroplane together in September.

Sarah suffers from Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and has spent lengthy periods in hospital.

In January 2010 Sarah’s life was transformed through a lung transplant, which has relieved the effects on her respiratory system.

Before the operation, Sarah’s daily routine would include hours of gruelling physiotherapy and handfuls of tablets.

Sarah has now decided to give something back to the charity that has supported her over the years by undertaking the skydive.

The Highfields School pupil said: “I’m really looking forward now to giving something back to the CF Trust that will help develop new treatments for this disease.”

Sarah’s head of year at Highfields, Mike Basford, said: “I’m sure she will reach her target with this challenge and continue to inspire others to go that extra step for the things they feel passionate about.”

People can sponsor Sarah and Mary online at www.justgiving.com/Mary-Sarah.