Sammy spurs on farmers for ELF

PUBLISHED: 13:16 26 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:13 15 June 2010

HIGH flying members of Axminster Young Farmers' Club have jumped into action for Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF).

HIGH flying members of Axminster Young Farmers' Club have jumped into action for Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF).The charity has received a donation of £6,195.64 - after 14 members and eight supporters took part in tandem sky dives at 15,000 feet from Dunkeswell.Sammy White, 25, secretary of the club, organised the event in memory of her late aunty, Diana Symes, formerly of Ottery St Mary."She was my mum's twin sister, so she was our second mum," said Sammy. "She died at Christmas in 2006 from a form of leukaemia."Five years ago, I did a 10,000 feet jump in aid of ELF and raised £400, and it's absolutely incredible that we have now raised a further £6,000."Sammy's dad, Allan, and brother, Martin, were among those to take part in the jump, along with a colleague at House of Hair, in Honiton, Kelly Searle. "I'd like to thank House of Hair customers for their support and sponsorship," said Sammy.Fifteen members of Axminster Young Farmers' Club handed over a cheque to Dr Chris Hamilton and Mark Whittle, ELF's fundraiser, during a presentation in the haematology department at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital last Tuesday (August 19).


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Midweek Herald