A WOMAN from Rhyl will face her fears by facing a skydive in aid of a men’s mental health charity, and in memory of her father.

Rebecca Powell, 27, lost her dad, Anthony, on February 25, when he died at the age of 51.

She is now aiming to raise money for MANUP, a charity which aims to support male mental health, through both the skydive and with a raffle at Esme’s Empire of Aesthetics, the business which she runs in the town.

On August 3, Anthony’s birthday, she will take on the challenge at Skydiving Snowdonia, with a target of £500 having been set for MANUP - www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/SkydiveforAnthonypowell.


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Rebecca said: “I just wanted to help spread awareness of men’s mental health, as I feel it’s not talked about enough. It’s not something my dad spoke about much.

“He was just so caring and funny; he loved being a dad. I’ve got a daughter and two sons, who he was always there for, as well.

“I’ve never even been on a plane, so I’m throwing myself in to the deep end, but I’m excited for it.

“My dad took me indoor skydiving for my 16th birthday, and he always said we’d do this together.”

Rebecca will hold her raffle at her business’ premises, 10 Market Street, on June 10.

Tickets are priced at £5 or £15 and went on sale yesterday (May 20), with prizes including treatments at her business.

Other businesses in Rhyl have also donated prizes for it, she added.