Morson Group employees took part in a sponsored skydive last weekend to raise money for a young girl fighting a life threatening illness.
Lee-Anna Walker, daughter of Morson’s senior operations manager Lee Walker, was diagnosed with cancer (Acute Myeloid Leukaemia) in February 2016 and has recently been undergoing various forms of treatment. Due to the lack of treatment available in Jamaica, the family were left with no choice but to bring Lee-Anna to the UK for two rounds of chemotherapy, but as she is not a UK citizen she is not entitled to the life-saving bone marrow transplant she urgently needs through the NHS.
Consequently, Lee-Ann will have to be treated privately, and the £100,000 required in advance of the transplant must be raised by her family. The medical costs so far have already cost over £40,000.
The 13,200ft skydive, which was completed by Lee and five other Morson employees – Lorna James, Karolina Pozdillkova, Grant Evans, Tim Wood and Darren Higginson – took place on Sunday 17 July and the ‘Dive to Save a Life’ campaign has so far raised £13,000.
Lee has been overwhelmed by the support of his friends and colleagues. “I would like to say a massive thanks to all the daredevils who took part and to those who sponsored us. Without you, this wouldn’t have been possible.
“Free-falling over 2.5 miles at approximately 200mph isn’t for the faint-hearted. Thankfully, we all landed safely and in one piece – and top it off, Lee-Anna was given the all-important green light by the doctors to be in attendance.”
The ‘Dive to Save a Life’ campaign continues to gather support. To find out more information or to make a donation, click on the links below: