Charity leap overshadowed by accident

Sharon Hamilton doing the skydive
Sharon Hamilton doing the skydive

A FUNDRAISING skydive in aid of a Chorley nursery was overshadowed after one of those taking part broke his leg in two places.

Sharon Hamilton, 44, from Adlington Community Nursery, raised around £1,500 for the centre’s facilities after completing the jump with her daughter Laura Hamilton, 18, and friends Lisa Powell and Neil Beesley.

The Railway Road nursery is holding a series of open events this week but say they won’t be celebrating their skydive just yet until Neil is back on his feet.

That’s because the Adlington dad-of-two broke his leg in two places after landing awkwardly.

Sharon recalled: “As he landed his foot was in the wrong position and he landed on his heel. He broke his fibula and his tibia.

“Neil was the first to land. I only found out what had happened after I landed.

“He was lying on the flood and we were all gutted for Neil. We’d all gone up together and we won’t be celebrating properly until Neil is back on his feet.”.

Alison Miller, who is a member of the nursery’s committee, said: “Neil is off work for 12 weeks. We’ve spoken to him and he’s in good spirits.”

n Adlington Nursery is opening its doors all the this week for people to see the facilities for themselves. For details, call 01257 483479.