Stephanie skydives for Fight for Sight
Stephanie completed a tandem skydive to raise money for Fight for Sight
On 16 July 2017, Stephanie completed a tandem skydive in Cambridge to raise money for Fight for Sight.
Fight for Sight is a charity close to Stephanie’s heart as her brother has keratoconus. Keratoconus is a condition that affects the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye. The cornea becomes thinner and more cone-shaped over time, instead of having a rounder curve. The change of shape causes blurred and distorted vision.
Stephanie has always wanted to do a skydive, so decided to share the experience with family and friends by fundraising for charity. Thanks to the generosity of her supporters, Stephanie surpassed her original fundraising target of £600 – to raise a fantastic £1,704.47! To reach this final total Stephanie organised many activities including a bake sale and raffle.
Although initially nervous about the challenge, Stephanie said that skydiving was the best thing she has ever done. ‘What an amazing experience! It feels like you’re floating peacefully towards earth, leaving the clouds behind’. Stephanie enjoyed her skydive so much that she plans to do another in the future.
Have a look at a range of activities that you can get involved with to stop sight loss: