Skydive will educate about mental health

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A group of daredevils will be taking the plunge in aid of a Fenland mental health charity when they take part in a skydive.

Five members of staff from the University Academy Holbeach (UAH) will be jumping from 15,000ft in aid of Peterborough and Fenland MIND.

Stacey Borland, Eva Keyes, Jamie Stevens, Helen Stewart and Frazer Stone are taking part in the skydive at Chatteris Airfield on Sunday, March 8.

Stacey Borland, administration assistance at UAH, said: “We chose to fundraise for MIND because we feel it is time to educate our students and the public about mental health.

“At least one-in-four of our students will experience poor mental health at some point in their lives.

“We aim to educate them on how to effectively help themselves and others.”

Annie Jarvis, the charity’s development officer, said: “Not only are UAH raising money, but they are also helping to reduce the stigma that prevents so many people from seeking help.

“We are extremely grateful to them for all of their hard work.”

To donate money to the UAH charity skydive, visit https://mydonate.bt.com/events/uahskydive or text PFMD26 £2/£5/£10 to 70070