Sky-divers hand over cheque in Jack's memory

PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 August 2016

(left-right) Maria Mason, Sarah Hayman, Lucy Burnett, Carol Tucker, Jane Tucker and Wendy from the special care baby unit

(left-right) Maria Mason, Sarah Hayman, Lucy Burnett, Carol Tucker, Jane Tucker and Wendy from the special care baby unit

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A mother and her friends have donated £10,000 to the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in memory of her son Jack.

The JUMPIN 4 JACK team at their sky dive in AprilThe JUMPIN 4 JACK team at their sky dive in April

Jane Tucker and her friends conquered their fears to jump 15,000ft out of a plane in April.

The JUMPIN 4 JACK team donated the £10,000 they raised to the SCBU to buy an incubator. This is the 18th piece of equipment that the group has donated money for.

Members of the team presented Wendy, from the SCBU unit, with the cheque.

Jane Tucker said she was ‘terrified’ as she plunged through the sky on April 3 to raise money for the unit that cared for her son.

Ms Tucker and her friends chose to support the unit following their support in 2003 when Jack was born 26 weeks early.

The unit staff cared for baby Jack for 24 days while kept in an incubator.

Ms Tucker was joined by Dade Mason, Rich Skinner, Mark Walters, Maria Mason, Sarah Hayman, Lucy Burnett and Carol Tucker in the jump.

The group have nearly raise £160,000 in total in Jack’s memory.

Ms Tucker said: “When we presented the cheque we also had the opportunity to see the equipment we had raised money for. It shows what you can do when you stick your mind to it.

“They included a plaque on each piece of equipment with my little boy’s name on which was great to see.

The unit are fantastic. It’s all about buying vital equipment that could save someone’s baby.”

The JUMPIN 4 JACK team hope to raise even more money for the SBCU at their charity ball, which will be taking place on April 22, 2017 at the Batch Country House.

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