Stourport woman's skydive tribute to Millbrook staffTHE “amazing” care a woman received at the Millbrook Suite has inspired her daughter to plunge from a plane to raise cash.
Gemma Lockett, 21, of Stourport, hopes to gather £1,000 in sponsorship for the appeal by doing a daring skydive on September 3.
Her mother, Janice, was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy and three operations.
She has recently been given the all-clear and Miss Lockett said they “wouldn’t have coped” without the Millbrook Suite’s help.
She explained: “I didn’t know what to do or how to deal with things so they talked it all through with us. They explained how mom would be affected and how her hair would fall out and they were so understanding.”
Miss Lockett, who works as a PA for a construction firm and also has a part-time job as a yard manager at Jimmy’s Yard in Rock, said the care at the Millbrook was “amazing”.
She went on: “There was one time when mom was really ill after having chemotherapy and, because she’s divorced, she would spend a lot of time on her own.
“She rang me up because she was being sick and could hardly talk, so I came round and ended up calling the Millbrook Suite because I didn’t know what to do.
“They talked me through and sent a doctor out. What they did really got her back on track - I’m so grateful because I just didn’t know who to turn to.”
The idea for the skydive came from wanting to do “something spontaneous” for her 21st birthday last month, she said.
“I thought that, rather than doing it just for myself, I should try and raise some money for the Millbrook,” she explained.
“People don’t realise until they go through it themselves just what a brilliant job they do at the Millbrook and to help the appeal will be great.”
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