TWO cousins are to take the plunge to raise funds for a charity which supports children of servicemen killed in action.
Lucy Curtis, 23, of Badwell Ash, will join Nikki Scott for a 13,000ft sky dive in March, Cambridgeshire, on Monday in aid of Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which provides treats, trips and activities for families of the fallen.
Mrs Scott, 29, of King’s Lynn, launched the charity last year in memory of her husband Corporal Lee Scott, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan with the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment in 2009. He left behind two young children.
Miss Curtis, who knows how hard it is to lose a loved one at a young age after her brother Mark died from Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when she was 13-years-old, said: “It’s about making the kids smile again. You don’t want them to have to go through grief like that. They should be enjoying their time growing up.”
The charity dishes out packs, birthday and Christmas presents and tickets for treats and outings throughout the year.
The ultimate aim is to buy three fully equipped holiday homes to allow families to take a break.
Visit www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk or www.bmycharity.com/lucycurtis2011