Daredevil Dot prepares for leap of faith in aid of charity

Dot Booley, 67, is skydiving for Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund (HCNCF)

Dot Booley, 67, is skydiving for Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund (HCNCF) - Credit: Archant

A thrill-seeking grandmother is to take a 13,000ft leap of faith for the charity that supported her husband through his final days.

Dot Booley, from Holton, near Halesworth, will jump from a plane over Beccles on May 3 to raise money for Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund (HCNCF).

The 67-year-old signed up to fulfil a lifetime’s ambition while marking the sixth anniversary of her husband death. She has raised more than £1,000 towards her target of £3,000 – all of which will go towards HCNCF’s ongoing campaign to raise £714,000 for a new information and support centre (ISC) for people in north east Suffolk and south Norfolk with life-limiting illnesses.

“I have been involved with HCNCF for more than five years since my husband died from prostate cancer,” said the retired nursery nurse. “The charity provided extra nursing care and equipment so that Peter could end his days in the comfort of his own home supported by our family.”

Dot’s children and grandchildren will join her at Ellough Airfield on the day, and are planning a celebration picnic once she has landed.

To sponsor Dot, visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/dotbooley1.

For more on the ISC project, go to halesworthhealth.org/information-and-support-centre.