Scarborough woman braves skydive for Saint Catherine’s in memory of her 'mum and best friend'

A brave Scarborough woman is taking on a skydive for Saint Catherine’s - six years to the day that she lost her mum to breast cancer.

Thursday, 15th October 2020, 10:39 am
Updated Thursday, 15th October 2020, 10:40 am
Ashleigh Middleton pictured with her mum Jacqueline Dalby.

Ashleigh Middleton, of Eastfield, wanted to raise funds in memory of her beloved mum, Jacqueline Dalby, who died in February 2015 at the age of 49.

Ashleigh said: “The hospice was a big part of my mum’s final three to four years of her life.

"She went in many times for respite and spent her final weeks in the hospice before she peacefully passed away with her loved ones around her.

“We had many discussions about me wanting to do a skydive for her and she always was against it as she was too worried about what could go wrong.

"But what’s life without taking risks? So I have decided to do my skydive six years to the day since I lost not only my mum but my best friend.”

Ashleigh turned 30 this year and as a gift, her husband Ross gave her a voucher for the skydive – so as it is paid for all funds raised will go towards patient care at the hospice.

The skydive will take place on February 7, 2021.

Ashleigh added: “I shed tears when I got the voucher - it was an emotional moment.

"I’m scared, anxious yet very excited. I’m finally able to do something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time.

"I know my mum will be with me every fall of the way.”

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