Norwich mum’s skydive raises thousands for neonatal unit

PUBLISHED: 09:42 06 May 2013 | UPDATED: 09:42 06 May 2013

Claire Brindley sky diving at Beccles airfield for the N&N.

Claire Brindley sky diving at Beccles airfield for the N&N.


A mother raised almost £3,000 for a hospital’s intensive care unit with a weekend skydive.

Claire Brindley completed the dive at Beccles Airfield on Saturday and raised £2,700 for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

The 30-year-old, who works for a recruitment agency, decided to do the jump after the unit saved her nephew, Sebastian Kelf.

As reported in Monday’s Norwich Evening News, Sarah Kelf from Thorpe St Andrew gave birth to Sebastian 13 weeks early.

He weighed just 2lbs 4oz but the medical team at the neonatal unit saved his life and he is now three months old.

Mrs Brindley, who has a nine-month-old son, said: “I thought a parachute jump would be a good mental challenge.

“I had never done one before and I enjoyed it more than I anticipated.”

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