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A Gedling woman is preparing for the experience of a lifetime in honour of her mum who is bravely battling multiple sclerosis.

Karen Brown is to take part in the MS Trust’s Big Blue Jump skydive event day on July 8 to raise vital funds for the charity

The charity needs cash to continue to train new MS nurses and also support all key MS health professionals in the UK.

The cause is close to Karen’s heart after her mum was diagnosed with the condition several years back.

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Karen said: “My lovely mum has got MS and when she was diagnosed she had to retire from work almost straight away.

“It has really affected her life – she has gone from being a nurse, extremely active and on her feet all the time to being in a wheelchair most of the time. I am very positive about this charity so I jumped at the chance to raise funds”.

SUCCESS: Karen also has recently lost 8 stone with Slimming World.

Karen will now take part in the jump in Northampton this summer, but admits she’s nervous.

She said: “I am not trying to think about it, I am a bit scared of heights. I have never done anything like this before so I am trying to look to it as something new and exciting to experience. I will be really proud of myself when it is all over.”

To raise extra funds for the charity, Karen is also organising a coffee and cake afternoon next month. The event will take place on May 20th at St James Church, on Marshall Hill Drive in Mapperley, between 1-3pm. There will be local craft stalls, face painting, tombola, kid’s games and a raffle.

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Karen added: “I have already received some amazing prizes from the raffle from local companies including zoo entry tickets, gym passes and celebration cake make by an incredible talented local artist. My mum also bakes the best cakes, it should be a great afternoon.”

To support Karen raising money for the MS Trust, visit her fundraising page  http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KarenBrown20

If you would like to join Karen at the MS Trust’s Big Blue Jump Northamptonshire and help make a difference for people living with MS, please visit www.mstrust.org.uk/bigbluejump but hurry the registration closes on 5 April.

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