A woman’s gratitude to the charity which helped her father will scale new heights when she takes part in a sponsored skydive.
Nina Audsley’s dad Nick died in January 2011. Before his death, he received support from Stonham Housing, a charitable organisation which helps people who are struggling to keep their tenancy due to alcohol or drug abuse, mental health issues, domestic abuse or offending.
On August 31 she will jump from 15,000ft in a sponsored tandem skydive alongside her boyfriend Sam Warmsley. Nina has already raised more than £700 but hopes to raise £900 in memory of her dad, who lived at Upper Baker Street, Liversedge.
Nina, 23, of Fir Bank, Dewsbury, said: “Stonham are fantastic. They helped my dad so much and I didn’t realise how much they did until after he had died.
“My dad was very creative, loved drawing and gardening. He used to say that when he died he wanted to come back as a bird so he could fly above everything, this is a way of keeping him alive. It’s certainly not something I’ve ever wanted to do, but he would have loved it.”
Since her dad’s death, Nina has started volunteering with Stonham.
Stonham project worker Isaac Lewis, who worked with Mr Audsley, said: “Nina is a superstar. She’s really appreciative of the help we gave her dad and the money she raises will be a huge help to us.”
To sponsor her visit www.justgiving.com/Nina-Audsley.