Mum's 'amazing' sky-dive for Neve's Journey and Bristol Children's Hospital

PUBLISHED: 12:30 10 August 2016

Gemma Zaire

Gemma Zaire

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A Weston-super-Mare mother has completed a sky-dive from 15,000ft to raise money for her 14-year-old daughter Neve, who suffers from leukaemia.

Gemma Zaire, aged 35, has raised more than £1,300 on August 6 for her charities Neve’s Journey and the Bristol Children’s Hospital, where Neve received all of her care.

Gemma finally took the plunge after a four-hour delay.

She said: “My nerves were building the longer I waited. I was worried about not being able to jump out, but when I was sat next to an 86-year-old man, I didn’t have a choice.”

Gemma jumped from 15,000ft and free fell for over a minute. She then parachuted down for six and a half minutes.

She said: “It was amazing, I wanted to go again as soon as I landed.”

Gemma and 14-year-old Neve tackle multiple fundraising events. The charity was set up in Neve’s name by Gemma to raise money for her, with the hope she will be able to do something extraordinary at the end of her treatment in November 2017.

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