A Luton woman whose father died of alcholism when she was just 13 is doing a skydive to raise money for a project that offers support to those recovering from addiction.
Kelly Clifford, 32, of Glenfield Road will be jumping from 7,000 ft so that the charity Groundwork can design a peaceful spot at the ResoLUTiONs Hub where people can come to think and spend time with each other.
Kelly – a registered nurse and university lecturer – described The Hub as “an inspiring and proactive place.”
She said: “When I visited, everyone was laughing, learning and sharing skills. They have a cafe and a bakery and a vegetable garden where they grow produce, as well as all sorts of productive activities and courses.”
When her father died, there weren’t many support services available but Kelly says that her work has made her realise the addiction affects lots of people and her family weren’t alone.
> Sponsor her at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Kelly-Clifford6