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Nursing student takes on parachute challenge for nurses in need

Sara Mulligan will jump from 10,000ft to raise money for the Cavell Nurses' Trust

A University of Worcester nursing student is preparing for a 10,000ft parachute jump to raise money for nurses in need.

Sara Mulligan

Sara Mulligan, from Droitwich, will carry out the stunt on Saturday at an airfield in Northamptonshire to support the Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

She has already exceeded her target of raising £400, with £455 donated to the cause so far.

The mental health nursing student was inspired to take on the challenge after seeing the care health professionals gave her uncle following a heart attack.

Ms Mulligan said: ‘Nurses give so much and at some point they’ve got to have someone to look after them as well. It is important there is someone there for them, a safety net for when things go wrong.

'The hardest part of the jump will be the build-up on the day and keeping my nerves under control. Once I’m on that plane I’ve got to be level-headed and not show people how scared I am.’

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust provides welfare to nurses, midwives, students and healthcare assistants experiencing financial or personal hardship.

Donate to Ms Mulligan here.

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