Three family members perform Chelsea Memorial 10,000 foot parachute jump to raise funds for three causes in Bridlington
Chelsea Blue Mooney, 17, lost her battle with her mental illness and committed suicide in a Sheffield hospital.
Chelsea’s father Stephen Blackford, sister Stevie, 16, and aunt Elizabeth, 17, will take a 10,000-foot parachute jump to raise funds for the places she loved most.
Chelsea loved the Bridlington Gymnastics Club, New Pasture Lane and the Bridlington School Performing Arts Club – and every penny raised from the jump will go towards improving these facilities.
The intrepid trio will jump on Sunday, October 31 at the Skydive Parachute Club, Grindale, and they hope the residents of Bridlington support them through a JustGiving page.
They hope to win £ 2,000 and have already raised £ 840 with the support of five supporters.
Chelsea was an aspiring gymnast, singer and horse rider. She spent seven years with the Bridlington Gymnastics Club, winning medals and performing.
She also loved to sing and performed a number of solo parts in shows in her schools.
Mr Blackford said: ‘Chelsea died in a psychiatric hospital in Sheffield in April.
“As a family, we wanted to set up some sort of fundraising campaign to remember Chelsea and support local causes close to her heart.
“Chelsea was originally from Bridlington and attended the Bridlington Gymnastics Club.
“She also loved to sing and loved horseback riding.
“Positive points came out of his death. Four people received vital transplants thanks to his organ donation.
“She loved being there and helping everyone in any situation, so we decided Chelsea would be happy to offer her organs for donation.
“As family and friends, we want to raise funds to help the Bridlington Gymnastics Club, New Pasture Lane and Bridlington School.
“The money will be used to keep other children safe, new equipment and entertainment facilities.
“Chelsea loved to dance and sing, so her gift is helping places that have helped her in happier times.”
The family is also planning other challenges and activities to honor his memory.
Visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chelseablue to support the Skydive challenge.
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