Axminster's Laura aims to fly high as she takes the plunge for the MS Trust
PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:18 01 June 2017
A qualified teacher from Axminster has vowed not to let her multiple sclerosis be a 'death sentence' as she prepares to skydive for charity.
Laura Trott, 35, of Lyme Street, was diagnosed with the disease three years ago, but now she is gearing up for her second skydive at Dunkeswell Airfield to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust, a charity that supports people with the disease.
Laura, whose sister, Louise Lacey, 37, of Seaton, also has the same disease, has already raised £260 for the jump that will take place on Saturday, June 3.
She said: “This is a charity close to my heart.
“It is something I feel I really want to do.
“It is an amazing charity with all the support they give.
“Multiple sclerosis is very unpredictable and challenging.
“My balance and walking is majorly affected.
“Some days it is a struggle to walk and others I am OK.
“It is not a death sentence, but while I am having good spells I want to be able to do things like this.”
Laura added: “It will be good.
“I am looking forward to it and hopefully I will be able to raise awareness of the charity.
“I did a skydive a few years ago and it was a moment of madness.
“It is a challenge and I want to keep challenging myself when I can.”
The MS Trust aims to help people with MS by supporting them in taking more control of their condition.
Its information team produces practical, evidence-based information to allow those who have the condition the chance to make choices that are right for them, decide how best to deal with their health and to have better informed discussions with health professionals.
The MS Trust is committed to supporting and developing MS specialist services in the UK with the aim being to achieve the best care for people living with MS.
It also provides specialist education and continuing professional development for health and social care professionals to ensure high-quality services are maintained.
To donate to Laura’s fundraising effort, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LauraTrott1.