Soccer mum Laura’s charity leap

A mum from Beeston is preparing for a parachute jump to help raise funds for her son’s football club.

Laura Horne (32) of Beeston and Kelly Manton (38) of Morley, whose children both play for Churwell Lions JFC u13s, are raising money to help send the team on an end of season football tour to Skegness Butlin’s ESF Festival of Football in May.

These soccer mums have volunteered to do a Tandem Skydive at the Peterlee Parachute Centre at Shotton Airfield, in Durham on Saturday (23 February 2019). They are hoping sponsorship from their jump will help to reach the team’s fundraising target!

The mums, who have always wanted to do a parachute jump but were never brave enough to go through with it, saw the opportunity to help out and jumped at the chance to take the plunge.

With the ‘Big Jump’ fast approaching Kelly is starting to get a bit nervous:

“Why did I think jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet in the air was a good idea?”

Laura is equally concerned:

“It’s come round really quick, is it too late to change my mind? I really hope the parachute works!”

Please visit Laura’s fundraising page if you would like to support them, every single penny counts!

Team Manager Craig McKenna thinks its a pretty impressive thing to do for their kids football team but would prefer to keep his feet firmly on the ground and stick to managing the team.

“My wife thinks I am mad running the team, but it takes a special kind of idiot to jump out of a plane, luckily we have two!”


Photo: Laura Horne with her son Shay