Elaine leaps from plane to help give something back
A DARING woman from Catchems Corner near Blythe Bridge has leapt from an aeroplane in thanks for the life-saving treatment received by her aunt.
Elaine Thomas, who works as a medical secretary at the Royal Stoke Hospital, volunteered herself for the challenge in support of Cancer Research UK as a way of giving something back following her aunt’s illness.
She told the Times and Echo: “My aunt, Emma Moss from Fulford, was diagnosed with endometrial cancer last year and had a massive operation followed by radiotherapy but thankfully she is currently doing very well.
“I wanted to give something back as it were and also raise money for a fantastic cause.”
The 45-year-old took to the skies on Friday 26th May and has so far raised a staggering £1512 with donations flooding in both on and off-line.
“I was hoping to raise about £600 so this is a lot more than I expected really.
“I decided to do a skydive because it was a little bit extreme and I thought people might be more willing to make a donation for something like this.
“The worst part was hanging over the edge of the plane just before we jumped out but I was very nervous the day before too.
“Once the parachute was open and we were floating down to the ground it was amazing. It was a beautiful day and you could see for miles. When I got to the bottom I wanted to do it all again!”
If you would like to contribute to Elaine’s fundraising total you can do so safely, online at: www.everyclick.com/elainethomas.
We are the only family run, independent newspaper and magazine business in Staffordshire, established 1896. We are home to three weekly newspapers – The Cheadle and Tean Times (aka The Stunner), The Uttoxeter Echo and The Blythe and Forsbrook Times.
We also produce Peeps into the Past, a bi-monthly nostalgic glimpse into our photographic archives, and three bi-monthly glossy lifestyle magazines – Stone and Eccleshall Life, Leek Life and Newcastle Life.
T. 01538 752214 or 753162
18 Tape Street, Cheadle, Staffs ST10 1BD
T. 01889 562479
5 Church Street, Uttoxeter, Staffs ST14 8AG (Uttoxeter Office is a postal address only)