Hornchurch woman will skydive at 10,000ft to raise money for Alzheimer’s
PUBLISHED: 10:13 29 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:13 29 March 2018
A Hornchurch pharmacy worker will be jumping 10,000ft from a plane to raise money and awareness about Alzheimer’s.
Paula Green, 52 from Park Lane will be taking part in a tandem skydive to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society UK in August.
Paula starting losing her hair in January, 2016.
By the end of the year she was completely bald due to alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that results in hair loss.
Despite this, Paula doesn’t feel that she has lost any confidence, instead it has helped her realise how lucky she is.
She told the Recorder: “I don’t think I’m brave, people that are brave are going through life debilitating illnesses, like Alzheimer’s.
“Only last year I was made aware of what a complex disease Alzheimer’s is, and I don’t think there’s enough research being done into it.”
Paula is aiming to raise £430 for Alzheimer’s Society UK, a charity that supports people with dementia and their carers.
“I have had fantastic support from friends and family,” Paula said.
“I’d never been in a plane up until 18 months ago and now I’m planning to jump out of one.”
To support Paula you can visit her justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paula-green6.
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