This is an archived press release
Friday 8 May 2015
Peak District National Park staff members are gearing up for a sponsored skydive in aid of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance DLRAA.
Visitor media supervisor Sharon Mosley (pictured), visitor media assistant Marie Deith, cycle hire centres manager Helen Bower, and merchandising officer Lesley Handley, plus Bakewell gardener Pete Lownds, are among the 7-strong group of friends who will do the skydive in memory of Sharon’s big brother, lorry-driver Brian Mosley.
The group are making the jump for DLRAA to continue fundraising Brian had started prior to his death in a road traffic accident last July. Brian had raised £870 after an accident near Ashford-in-the-Water last year when a fire-fighter friend was injured and airlifted to hospital.
Brian Mosley was a lifelong resident of Bakewell. So far his family, friends and colleagues at Lomas Distribution, have donated £4000 to DLRAA, but they want to raise more.
Sharon Mosley said: “None of us have done skydiving before, and it is probably the most terrifying thing we are ever likely to do, but it is for an amazing charity and in memory of Brian.
“Every time the air ambulance flies out on a mission it costs at least £1700. It saves lives – my brother realised what a good cause it is and I want to continue the fundraising he started.”
The group are paying for the tandem skydive themselves so that all money raised will go to DLRAA.
The skydive is due to take place at Nottingham, on May 24, which would have been Brian’s 48th birthday.
People wishing to sponsor Sharon and the team can do so at www.justgiving.com/Sharon-Mosley
Or money can be donated from mobile phones by texting BAMM47 to 70070, with the amount you wish to donate £2, £3, £5, £10, or other amount.
DLRAA provide an invaluable, life-saving service and are the local air ambulance service for Derbyshire and the Peak District. All air ambulance services receive no government or lottery funding and rely solely on public donations, fundraising activities and sponsorship to survive.