A DAREDEVIL mum has raised thousands of pounds for a seriously ill child by leaping from an aircraft.
Kate Bingham, 30, managed to raise £3,500 for two-year-old Anya Bentham who is being treated for the aggressive childhood cancer Neuroblastoma.
Little Anya of Christleton was recently given the news that her cancer had gone into remission. But the chances of a relapse remain high and her parents are still desperately trying to raise £250,000 for immuno-therapy treatment in the USA.
This treatment is unavailable in the UK.
The mum-of-three from Connah’s Quay smashed her original target of £1,000 by conquering her fears and jumping 10,000 feet in a skydive.
She said: “I was terrified but I cleared my mind and closed my eyes and when I opened them I was out of the plane.
“As soon as I got to the floor, the man that jumped with me said ‘did you like that’ and I just burst into tears. I was overwhelmed.
“It was all worth it because it was all for a good cause.
“People say I’m brave but I don’t see it like that.
“The children that are really sick are the brave ones.”
Weather conditions almost caused the skydive to be cancelled, which Kate said added to her worry as she was forced to wait for several hours before she could jump.
The restaurant worker said: “Never in a million years did I think I would get that much support.
“It has been overwhelming and I just want to say thank you to everyone who raised money.
“When it comes to children, we want to do whatever we can to try to help them.”
To donate, visit www. doitforcharity.com/KBingham