72-year-old to leap from plane for charity

PUBLISHED: 08:01 24 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:13 29 July 2019

Bernie Dow (front) with Searton Aquafit members and tutort Zoe King standing. Picture: SwimSouthWest

Bernie Dow (front) with Searton Aquafit members and tutort Zoe King standing. Picture: SwimSouthWest

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A 72-year-old Seaton woman is planning to jump out of a plane – and land a hefty sum for a vital end-of-life nursing service.

Bernie Dow's tandem skydive will take place over Dunkeswell airfield on Saturday (July 27)

The parachute jump is in aid of the Seaton Hospiscare@Home nursing service which helped her friend who died recently.

Mrs Dow said: "Hospice nurses were amazing, giving wonderful support to the family. This is such a good charity to support and it's a challenge for me to undertake something I've always wanted to do - and tick off my 'bucket list'."

Mrs Dow's fundraising efforts are being supported by fellow members of the Seaton Aquafit.

Its tutor, Zoe King, of SwimSouthWest said: "I was very happy to donate the proceeds from our Aquafit class as Hospiscare has provided invaluable care and support to a couple of members of my family here in Seaton, too."


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