Katie lands charity funds after parachute jump

Katie Hall, from Bishop Auckland has recently completed a parachute jump to raise funds for the Encephalitis Society.

After admitting she has always wanted to do a parachute jump, her boyfriend Michael surprised her by buying her a jump with the Peterlee Parachuting from Shotton Airfield.

To make the jump more memorable and worthwhile, Katie decided to raise some money charity at the same time and chose the Encephalitis Society as her dad suffered from the illness a couple of years ago.

Encephalitis is inflammation or swelling of the brain.

The inflammation is caused either by an infection invading the brain or through the immune system attacking the brain in error.

The illness can be life-threatening and requires urgent treatment in hospital.

Her dad has thankfully recovered back to full health but others often aren’t as fortunate.

Katie successfully completed her jump at the end of July, raising over £350.

Her mam, Barbara said: “Her dad and I and very proud of her for this achievement in doing the jump and raising money for this worthwhile cause.


No Comments »

No one has posted a comment yet.

Leave a comment

Complete the form below to post a comment about this article. Comments will be published online and may appear in the next print edition of The Bishop Press. For correspondance to the Editor, please use the Contact Us page.

Latest News

Expert advice on hand at free event
October 13, 2017 - 0 Comments
Autumn Fayre at West Auckland
October 13, 2017 - 0 Comments
Bishop Auckland to gain new regiment
October 13, 2017 - 0 Comments
Cadets complete Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
October 13, 2017 - 0 Comments
Blind Life charity fundraising night
October 13, 2017 - 0 Comments
Latest Sport
Smashing start to Junior British League
October 13, 2017 - 0 Comments
St Mary’s Juniors involved in cup action
October 13, 2017 - 0 Comments
Bolton medals bonanza for roller skaters
October 13, 2017 - 0 Comments
Two Blues rock West in derby
September 14, 2017 - 0 Comments
Rugby Club U16s train with Royal Marines
September 14, 2017 - 0 Comments