Raising charity cash to help out a friend

Alison Coxon and Kath Hepple.
Alison Coxon and Kath Hepple.

A daring woman took a leap of faith to help raise money for a charity supporting her best friend.

Alixon Coxon, from North Shields, decided to do a tandem parachute jump to fundraise for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

“My best friend Kathleen Hepple has had MS for four years and she never complains, just gets on with things as most people with MS do,” she said.

“She inspires me and makes me realise that life is for living and that is why I decided to fulfill a dream of mine and do a parachute jump, whileraising money for her and others like her who live with MS every day and are truly amazing people.”

Along with the parachute jump, Alison also organised a fundraising evening at the Terminus Club in North Shields, which raised a further £945.

“The jump was absolutely fantastic, one of the best experiences of my life,” added Alison.

“I got to do something that I’ve always wanted to do and raise funds for an amazing charity that affects some many people.”

Alison donated a total of £1,968 to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.