Mum of two prepares for charity skydive

Tina Beckett is doing a skydive for charity
Tina Beckett is doing a skydive for charity
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A BRAVE mum is set to hit the heights in a skydive for charity.

Tina Beckett is gearing up for her daring challenge on Sunday in a bid to raise cash for the MS Trust.

Tina, from Fareham, said: ‘I am extremely excited and so pleased that I have the opportunity to raise money for this charity.’

Tina suffers from multiple sclerosis and was diagnosed with it 14 years ago.

She said: ‘The MS Trust has been a massive support in my life and helps in providing information on new treatments.’

Tina has not let her condition get in the way of her life, and she recently took part in another gutsy charity challenge.

Tina said: ‘I was fortunate enough to complete an abseil for the MS Society, and after finishing that I said my next goal is to do a skydive.’

Tina’s latest challenge will see her jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet, reaching speeds of up to 120mph as she falls to earth.

MS is a lifelong condition affecting the nervous system that affects more than 100,000 people in the UK alone, with 100 more people diagnosed every week.

Tina is one of many people who will be taking part in the MS Trust’s Jump in June campaign in the UK this month.

For more information about Jump in June head to mstrust.org.uk/jump, or to sponsor Tina, head online to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TinaBeckett.