A GWRYCH Medical Centre employee is set to embark on a tandem skydive for charity.
Elly Jade Allington, aged 20, of Denbigh, who works as a receptionist at the Abergele-based surgery, will take the jump on April 9 in London and is raising money for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool.
It is a hospital that is close to her heart, as the son of a close friend, Oliver James Thomson-Fernley, lost his life after just four days in August 2012.
She said: “A very close family friend's baby spent time of his short but extremely precious life at Alder Hey’s Intensive Care Unit.
"Thankfully the staff there were able to give his parents a few days to bond and unfortunately say goodbye to their gorgeous son.
“Oliver had a heart defect which could have been fixed with corrective surgery but as he was born prematurely this caused further problems and he unfortunately lost his life.”
Elly, who has a two-year-old son, Louis, was keen to do something to remember Oliver James and raising money for the hospital will also benefit countless families in the future.
She said: “Having a son myself this really hit home for me and I really wanted to do something to help other families in a similar situation at the hospital.
“This is the first time I have ever done something like this and I am really nervous, but if we can raise as much as possible then it will be worth it.”
Anyone wishing to sponsor Elly can do so by visiting www.justgiving.com/Elly-Allington.