Young at heart gran takes to the skies for charity

Norma Redfern.
Norma Redfern.

A Bay Horse grandmother is to jump out of a plane at 10,000ft, falling to earth at a top speed of 120mph – all to raise vital funds for the MS Trust.

Norma Redfern said: “I am a 55 years young girl who has MS.

“I found out this bombshell when I was diagnosed at 36.

“Being a staff nurse in A&E in a previous life helped me realise that there is always, sadly, someone worse off.

“The MS Trust relies heavily on charitable donation so that’s mainly why I’m doing this crazy thing. We are the invisible problem.

“Sadly it’s becoming more common to have MS, there are more than 100,000 people living with MS in the UK.

“The money I raise will help something as little an essential fact sheet with up to date information about MS (£1), to fund a newly appointed MS nurse to go on a week-long development module (£1,765).

“As far as the jump is concerned, I am terrified but excited. I am also keen on being strapped to hunky para! It’s a win win!”

“My motto is live life like you stole it...I’m not sure what I’m going to do next, however rock climbing was recently brought to my attention.”

Norma is just one of many people who will be jumping at Black Knights Parachute Centre and across the UK on aturday as part of the MS Trust’s Jump in June campaign.

For more information about how you can jump in June or at any time of year, visit . To donate to Norma’s online page, visit

MS is a lifelong condition affecting the nervous system. More than 100,000 people live with MS in the UK, and 100 more are diagnosed every week.