The brother of a young man who tragically died in a road crash near New Leake last year will be skydiving to raise cash for a road safety charity.
On Saturday, July 18, Dean Johnson, from Alford, will be strapping on a parachute and freefalling 15,000ft as he skydives to raise funds for road safety charity Brake in memory of his brother Josh Booth.
Josh tragically died in a road crash on Fodderdyke Bank, in September 2014. An inquest found that the road condition was a contributory factor in the incident.
The family were given Brake’s bereavement guide at the time of Josh’s death. As well as collecting for Brake at Josh’s funeral, the family have also continued to raise money for the charity by organising car meets, coffee mornings, bake sales, and a 1980s School Disco is planned next month.
Dean said: “Fundraising and doing this parachute jump for Josh is my way of remembering him and helping to keep his memory alive. I know there is nothing I can do to bring him back but what I can do is try to stop other lives from being lost in similar circumstances.
“I’m supporting Brake because they campaign passionately for safer roads and offer support to those that have been affected.”
To sponsor Dean, visit his Justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/Liz-Booth
Lisa Kendall, Brake’s community fundraising officer, said: “We greatly appreciate the support of volunteers like Dean. We wouldn’t be able to continue our life-saving work without the help of our fantastic fundraisers.
“Every penny raised will be put towards our work supporting families whose lives have been devastated by a road crash, and campaigning for safer roads.”
Would you like to join Dean and parachute jump either in memory of a loved one or because you feel passionate about road safety? There are a few places left at Brake’s ‘parachute party on July 18 at Hilbaldstow Airfield near Brigg.
Call Lisa on 01484683294, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go towww.brake.org.uk /fundraise for more details.