‘This one’s for you sis’ – brothers jump 13,000ft from planes

Perry Carter did a skydive in memory of his sister Emma

Perry Carter did a skydive in memory of his sister Emma

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This one’s for you sis.

Those were the poignant words of two brothers who jumped 13,000ft out of a plane in memory of their late sisters to help good causes.

Sixteen-year-old Perry Carter did a skydive in memory of his sister Emma Carter, who died of an undiagnosed heart condition when she was just 13 in 2004.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old Adam Westbrook overcame his fears as a tribute to his sister Hannah Westbrook, who died at the age of 10 in 2004 from Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Perry, who attends South Downs College and lives in Brights Lane, Hayling Island, said: ‘It’s hard to explain.

‘It was an amazing feeling flying through the air.

Emma Carter, who died in 2004

Emma Carter, who died in 2004

‘I had so much adrenaline that it took over.’

He added: ‘It was a great honour.

‘I know she would be proud.’

The tandem skydive at Reading raised just over £1,000 for The British Heart Foundation.

Adam Westbrook, 20, jumped out of a plane in memory of his sister Hannah

Adam Westbrook, 20, jumped out of a plane in memory of his sister Hannah

Adam and other family and friends went to Salisbury to do their skydive.

It was a poignant day as it would have been Hannah and Adam’s grandad Tom’s birthday.

Adam, a security guard from Horndean, said: ‘A parachute jump has always been on my bucket list.

‘But to be able to do one and help others at the same time made it even better and more memorable.

Hannah Westbrook

Hannah Westbrook

‘The weather was just perfect and I screamed like a girl but luckily no-one could hear it up that high.

‘My skydiving instructor was great and very reassuring and I was proud to jump for Hannah and our group raised lots of sponsorship – enough to sponsor eight sick children and their families a quality break away to cherish and make memories.’

The day raised a total of £2,000 for Hannah’s Holiday Home, which was set up by Hannah’s mum Pam Marshall to give families with terminally-ill children a chance to go on a relaxing break.

Earlier this year the charity’s third holiday home in Milford-on-Sea was unveiled on what would have been Hannah’s 21st birthday.

Pam said she was very proud of her son.

She added: ‘They were very close.

‘They were only 11 months apart so they grew up like twins. He was really proud to do this for the charity and for Hannah.’

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