William (Billy) Simpson, 18, from Whinlatter Road in Whitehaven is taking part in a charity skydive to fundraise for the British Lung Foundation, the only UK charity working for the 1 in 5 people affected by respiratory disease.
Billy is calling on fellow Cumbrians to sponsor him and help in his efforts in to raise funds for the charity.
Billy says; “I am doing this in memory of my mam who died in November 2013 from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), losing your mum at such a young age is very traumatic, however I now feel it is time to help others in the position that my mother was in throughout her illness.”
He added: “IPF has very little town about it at present and the British Lung Foundation take an active role in funding research into IPF as well as other Lung Diseases”
Katie Lyall, Events Manager at the British Lung Foundation says; “We are delighted that Billy will be Skydiving to support the British Lung Foundation in honour of his Mother. Every contribution makes a difference and funds raised will go towards ensuring that we can continue to offer vital support for people with lung disease, as well as their partners, families and friends.”
To sponsor Billy, please visit his sponsorship page at: www.JustGiving.com/TraceySimpsonSkydive