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Care worker faces her fear of heights for charity skydive

| July 3, 2023

Alysia is facing her fears for Royal Star & Garter. (Image supplied by Royal Star & Garter)

A High Wycombe care worker is preparing to face her fear of heights head-on by jumping from 13,000 feet for charity.

Alysia Fontaine is raising money for Royal Star & Garter, the charity she works for, by taking part in the fundraising skydive on Saturday 8th July 2023.

The 24 year old is a Wellbeing Coordinator at the charity’s High Wycombe Home in Hughenden Avenue. The Home provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia. Royal Star & Garter also has Homes in Solihull and Surbiton.

For Alysia, the thought of leaping from a plane is one that fills her with dread. She said: ‘This is the stuff of nightmares for me because I’m absolutely terrified of heights. Standing on a bridge makes me feel panicky, so jumping from a plane is a really big deal for me. The residents at Royal Star & Garter think I’m mad. I’m very nervous, but I’m very excited at the same time.

I think what we do in our three Homes is great, and I wanted to help support the Homes as much as I can. In that respect, I’m really looking forward to it. And even though the thought of jumping from a plane is daunting, it is nothing compared to the things our residents as veterans have faced in their lifetimes.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Alysia can do so by visiting her JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/page/alysia-skydive.

Royal Star & Garter in High Wycombe is welcoming new residents. Further information, including details on working for Royal Star & Garter, can be found at www.starandgarter.org/hw.

*Source of information : Press release from Royal Star & Garter.

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