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Uttoxeter dental nurse all set for skydive in big brother’s memory

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: March 22, 2014

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A UTTOXETER dental nurse is all set for a skydive in memory of her big brother, who tragically took his own life two years ago.

After setting herself the target of raising £500 for suicide prevention charity PAPYRUS, Uttoxeter has got behind Kelly Bradley and helped her sponsorship money hit £2,500.

And she will jump from a plane at a Nottingham airfield on Sunday.

Miss Bradley, 29, lost her brother, Dan, in March 2012 and the jump will take place between the anniversary of his death and his birthday.

She said: “I’m amazed at the response to my appeal for sponsorship and I can’t thank people enough for their support.

“To me, it shows how many people thought highly of Dan and want to do whatever they can to help my cause.

“You never know when you or your family might need the support of PAPYRUS and it’s only a small charity, so this is as much about raising awareness of its work as it is raising the money.

“I get their newsletter and have read stories about people who have been helped by PAPYRUS and got through their problems.

“I’d like to think they’d have been able to help Dan if he’d have been aware of their work.”

After the jump, Miss Bradley will join family and friends at the Manor Golf Club for a party, during which she will sell PAPYRUS t-shirts to further boost her total, under a giant parachute.

She said: “A skydive is something I know Dan would’ve loved to have done.

“I can hear him saying ‘Kel you loon’ and I think he’ll be there with me when I’m up there.

“Sunday will be very emotional for me and my family and I’ll be continuing to take donations after the event.

Anyone who wants to donate can do so online at www.justgiving.com/kelly-bradley4 or direct to PAPYRUS at www.papyrus-uk.org.

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