Brave mum takes to the sky to raise money for charity

Debbie Jones and her son Albert

Debbie Jones and her son Albert

14/3/17

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Daredevil Debbie Jones is this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winner after she took to the sky for a worthy cause.

The 34-year-old took part in a skydive in Brackley, Northamptonshire, last Wednesday and raised £1,200 for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

Debbie, of Kingston Road, Buckland, decided to take up the challenge because her two sons Harry, five, and Albert, six months, suffer from the muscle-wasting condition.

Debbie was joined by 99 other fundraisers from around the country who jumped on the day.

In total, they raised £30,000 for the charity.

‘I’m absolutely delighted with the amount of money I’ve raised,’ she says.

‘The fact that two of my children suffer from muscular dystrophy helped to spur me on.

‘The experience was terrifying but definitely worth it. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

‘I hope that this money will go towards finding a cure for the condition.’

Debbie, who is a family worker, adds: ‘It can be tough at home because Harry gets emotional and frustrated because he can’t do the things that other boys his age do. It’s especially a shame because on the outside, Harry and Albert look like regular, healthy boys.’

Debbie hopes to set up a children’s fun-day in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign at Cosham Community Centre in the near future.

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