Daredevil Newport mum to skydive for charity

SKYDIVE PLAN: Jody Jones with son Cai and husband Dylan

SKYDIVE PLAN: Jody Jones with son Cai and husband Dylan

First published in Gwent news
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A NEWPORT mum is one of hundreds of people taking the plunge out of aeroplanes to raise money for a charity that supports families who have lost children in infancy or pregnancy.

Jody Jones, from Underwood, is organising and taking part in the 12,000-feet tandem skydive in memory of four babies she lost in pregnancy, including two within eight months.

Mrs Jones, 36, who along with husband Dylan, 34, has a four-year-old son Toby and seven-year-old son Cai, is now a coordinator for the Saying Goodbye charity, part of the Mariposa Trust, which puts on remembrance services for families to remember their lost babies.

The mum-of-two will take inspiration from little Cai who climbed Newport’s Transporter Bridge to raise money for the charity.

“If he can do it so can I,” she said.

Her fellow daredevils include Jim Griffin, Karl O’Dare, Jessie Wood and Donna Morgan, all from Newport, and there are still spaces available to take part in the skydive on February 15 or 16 in Salisbury.

To take part email jody.jones@sayinggoodbye.org or to sponsor Jody visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/new portjumpforlove

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