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Taking facing fears to new heights

Workington’s Rebecca Scott will soon be facing her fears and taking on great heights of up to 15,000 ft in a tandem skydive, raising money for the mental-health based charity Mind in West Cumbria.

Mind are a charity who provide key help and support to those suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses in the West Cumbria area. They believe we should break the stigma surrounding mental health issues. They provide information and counselling so that nobody must suffer in silence.

This is a cause very close to Rebecca’s heart. She has experienced first-hand the heartbreak of losing a loved one to suicide- her friend Rhegane Carruthers.

Rebecca said: “For many of us, our lives changed forever the day we lost Rhegane.”

She hopes that the awareness, money and support raised for Mind will help to prevent other families and friends from having to go through the same pain she went through after the loss of Rhegane, who she remembers as having “the biggest kindest heart, the kind of friend who walked into your life and changed it for the better.”

Suicide is the leading cause of death among young people in the UK, but with the pivotal work of charities like Mind, that could hopefully change.

You can donate to Rebecca’s JustGiving page here to support her skydive, and the wider battle against mental illness. 100% of all donations will go to Mind in West Cumbria. You can also read more about Rebecca’s story here; www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rebecca-scott90

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