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Right Arrow Helen jumps for Multiple Sclerosis Trust
30 June 2010 at 14:30
A fearless member of hospital staff has braved a 14,000-foot skydive, falling at up to 180 miles per hour, to raise money for charity.

Helen Terrett, who is a registered general nurse and works as Clinical Risk Co-ordinator at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust, hopes her parachute jump will bring in thousands of pounds for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

The tandem skydive at Black Knights Parachute Centre, Cockerham, on Sunday June 13, was the first Helen had ever taken part in – but it may not be her last.

“It was a wonderful experience, a real adrenaline rush, and I would definitely do it again,” Helen said.

“It was an amazing feeling looking out over the Lancashire countryside.”

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults and around 100,000 people in the UK suffer from MS.

The MS Trust’s mission is to make a real difference for people with MS through the provision of information and professional education, by funding practical research and campaigning for the improvement of MS services.

Helen is still collecting sponsorship money and any donations are greatly appreciated. You can sponsor Helen by visiting