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Fundraiser prepares to jump 10,000 feet in memory of Craig Steadman

Lifeboats News Release

A fearless fundraiser will jump 10,000 feet from an airplane next week - all in aid of Holyhead RNLI lifeboat appeal.

Jeni Hall from Anglesey will take part in a skydive on Friday 9 September in memory of her step-brother, Craig Steadman, who tragically died in a motorbike accident on the A55 last year.  Craig was a dedicated member of Holyhead RNLI and money raised from the jump will be donated towards the station’s D-class lifeboat appeal. 

Over £600 has already been raised towards Jeni’s £1,000 target and she’s hoping even more people will show their support after next week’s daredevil jump.

Jennifer said:

‘To be honest I’m half excited and half terrified of the thought of the skydiving jump. I never back down from a challenge but I wanted to do something that would push the boundaries in memory of Craig and help raise money towards the RNLI appeal.  I have no idea how I’ll feel next week, sitting on the edge of the door of the plane, waiting to jump out.  But I know I’ll do it, because I’m doing it for Craig. 

‘The appeal is for £24,000 to be raised by August 2017.  The lifeboat appeal will help buy a lifeboat, which will be based at Barmouth, bearing Craig’s name.  This ensures his memory lives on saving lives at sea for many years to come.’

For more information on the challenge as well as a chance to donate towards the skydive jump please visit: 

Notes to Editor
Attached is a photo of Jeni Hall.

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