Skydive raises hundreds for Ieuan the Lion

Emma Parker did a tandem skydive at the weekend in aid of Ieuan The Lion Memorial Fund raising £761. Pictured is Emma with Ieuan The Lion. (9922331)

Emma Parker did a tandem skydive at the weekend in aid of Ieuan The Lion Memorial Fund raising £761. Pictured is Emma with Ieuan The Lion. (9922361)

Emma Parker did a tandem skydive at the weekend in aid of Ieuan The Lion Memorial Fund raising £761. Pictured is Emma with Ieuan The Lion. (9922352)

Emma Parker did a tandem skydive at the weekend in aid of Ieuan The Lion Memorial Fund raising £761. (9922363)

Emma Parker did a tandem skydive at the weekend in aid of Ieuan The Lion Memorial Fund raising £761. Pictured is Emma with Ieuan The Lion. (9922340)

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A DAREDEVIL tandem skydive by a Newport mum has raised hundreds of pounds for a charity which offers a fully-adapted holiday home for terminally ill children and their families.

On Saturday Emma Parker, from Rogerstone, jumped out of an aeroplane to raise £761 for the Ieuan the Lion Memorial Fund, which was set in memory of 13-year-old Ieuan Yendle who died on July 3, 2007, from an undiagnosed illness.

Ms Parker, 40, was able to visit the charity’s holiday home with her daughter Daisy, 14, who has Rett syndrome, at Kiln Park in Tenby and described it as “fabulous” because it’s fully accessible.

“This is the first time I’ve done anything like this,” said Ms Parker who also has son Rees, 10, and son Dan, 21.

“I don’t think it will be the last. The skydive was absolutely fabulous – the best thing I’ve ever done. I intend to do another one.”

Ms Parker raised her total with the help of her father and his colleagues, who work at Llanwern, and her son Dan taking sponsorship forms to work in Cardiff, as well as the generosity of other family members and neighbours.

Wayne Yendle, who established the charity in memory of Ieuan thanked Ms Parker and said: “It’s greatly appreciated.”

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