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The sky’s the limit for fundraiser Adele

By Tim Coulson


A woman from Grantham is ready to face her fear of heights by jumping out of a plane at 10,000ft and flying through the clouds at speeds of up to 120mph, all in aid of charity.

Adele Kirk, 31, will be doing a skydive on April 23 for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, in memory of her son Fraser who was tragically stillborn at 40 weeks in June 2012.

Adele Kirk with her son, Toby, aged eight months old EMN-160225-091110001
Adele Kirk with her son, Toby, aged eight months old EMN-160225-091110001

“Sands is a charity that is very close to my heart due to the vital work that they do,” said Adele. “They support anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.”

Sands helped Adele and her husband Wayne following the stillbirth in 2012, providing the couple with a room at the hospital away from the labour ward.

“I wouldn’t want anyone to go through what we went through. This is something we are both very passionate about and I would love to raise more than £1,000 for this worthwhile cause.”

Adele has already received plenty of support from close family and friends, along with the support of local businesses who will be helping to raise funds in the form of collection tins. Donations can be made at The Men’s Room in Wharf Road, Grantham Electric Social Club and Grantham Billiards Club.

“Everyone thinks I’m crazy doing a skydive,” said Adele. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet that I’ve actually got to do it. I’m so nervous!”

Adele’s husband Wayne is extremely proud of his wife and will be there on the day with their two young children Toby and Myla to watch the spectacle. “He definitely is glad it’s me doing it, rather than him,” said Adele.

To sponsor Adele visit her fundraising page.


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