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Friends from Great Cornard raise £1,300 for Alzheimer's Society with memorial skydive




Ben Bolden and Lewis Howard did a sponsored skydive in aid of Alzheimer's Society. Contributed picture. (9879619)
Ben Bolden and Lewis Howard did a sponsored skydive in aid of Alzheimer's Society. Contributed picture. (9879619)

A Great Cornard man, who took a leap of faith with his friend from thousands of feet in the sky in memory of his grandmother, has raised £1,300 for charity.

Ben Bolden and his friend Lewis Howard, who work together as equipment assemblers at the Sudbury medical manufacturer Siemens Healthcare, flew up in a plane for a sponsored skydive in Norwich last month, in support of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The fundraiser was inspired by Ben’s grandmother, Sheila Webster, who died on January 30, at the age of 77, following a battle with the disease.

“I would never want anyone else to go through what she went through,” said Ben, of Kersey Avenue. “What my family have gone through is truly heartbreaking.

“It is great to know that everyone wants to help and donate their money.

“It was scary going up, but, once you are falling, you get a lot of adrenaline.”

He plans to hold more fundraisers in the future.

Anyone who would still like to donate can do so online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ben-bolden.


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