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THREE LADIES used to the more tranquil setting of Frank Innes Property Sales and Lettings in Uttoxeter decided to spice up their weekend by jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet speeding through the air at up to 120 mph.

The “once in a lifetime” skydive gave the group the worst and best of feelings as they headed towards firm ground. All three will remember the day plus disabled and terminally ill children will benefit from fundraising as they have already raised £1,300 of their £1,500 target for leading charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children.

Emma Watkinson, Branch Manager for Frank Innes at Uttoxeter said: “It is the most nerve-racking thing anyone could ever sign themselves up to do, but it is also the most exhilarating experience you’ll probably ever have.

“Just think of all of those children and their parents who are facing adversity every day, hurling yourself out of a plane is nothing in comparison.”

Newlife is the largest charity funder of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness in the UK and has helped families by spending £13,663,468 through equipment grants for special disability equipment. Wheelchairs, walkers, beds, seating, communication aids and other equipment that help give children independence, keep them safe, relieve pain and overcome challenges.

Newlife also provide Emergency Bed Loans, Play Therapy Pod loans and a vital Just Can’t Wait Service for families in need of instant help.

Together we can really change the lives of children with disability and terminal illness – supporting them to experience and enjoy life and all that we take for granted. For more information about Newlife Foundation, go to All support services can be accessed via the Newlife Nurse Helpline – 0800 902 0095 (free from UK landlines and mobiles) or email

The Skydive took place at Tilstock Jump Centre in Whitchurch, Shropshire. A Tandem skydive is the easiest and most popular of all skydives. It requires only 30 minutes training before you get to jump strapped to your instructor. The BPA (British Parachute Association) qualified tandem instructor does all of the hard work for you.

Keleigh Tomlinson, Newlife’s Midlands Regional Fundraising & Awareness Manager who organised the jump was full of praise for efforts of the three.

“The staff at Frank Innes in Uttoxeter have worked hard to raise £1,300 to fund vital equipment for children with disabilities. Taking on the challenge of a skydive is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“All three ladies were incredibly brave and I am thrilled that they chose to jump in aid of Newlife Foundation. Thank you.

“Our next Newlife Skydive Day is May 14th 2016 at Tilstock Jump Centre in Whitchurch, Shropshire.”

If you fancy taking on the challenge please contact Keleigh via email: or call her directly on: 07973473268.

If you want to contribute to Frank Innes Skydive fund for Newlife and help bust their target log on to:



Pictured (L to R):Keleigh Tomlinson (Newlife) with the three skydivers from Frank Innes Uttoxeter: Emma Watkinson (branch manager), Gemma French and Emma Roden.