Skydive for EACH Quidenham hospice in memory of baby Katelyn

A Griston woman who skydived in memory of her baby daughter has described the moment she was 'lost for words' above the Norfolk coastline.

Rachel Hunter, 25, from Griston, was part of a group which fell 12,000ft through the air to raise �10,000 for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

Her nine month old baby Katelyn died in April from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a muscle weakening condition.

Katelyn was diagnosed at just four months old and was helped by the EACH hospice in Quidenham.

Miss Hunter said: 'I was so pleased to be able to give something back to EACH for what they have done for me during the most difficult time in my life and also so that they can continue to provide support to families like mine and other children with life-threatening conditions.'

While Katelyn stayed at the Quidenham hospice Miss Hunter could also stay at the centre.

She said the constant support from staff made such a difference at her greatest time of need.

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Along with her two best friends, Miss Hunter was part of a group of 30 who completed the skydive at Ellough Airfield in Beccles.

She has so far raised nearly �1,600 and her friends raised another �1,000 between them.

'We were nervous and scared but before we knew it the parachute opened and I was lost for words at the breathtaking views right across the Norfolk coastline.

'Landing on the ground came with so many emotions, one of them a massive sense of achievement knowing we have done it,' Miss Hunter added.

If you would like to take part in a skydive for EACH or want information about the next team EACH day, contact Jessica Hiscocks on 01953 715533.