Heathfield women take on charity skydive


Two Heathfield women are taking part in a national skydiving event to raise money for a charity which provides support for anyone who has lost a baby.

Jen Stanwick, 28, and Leigh Tullett, 27, have both had sad experiences of miscarriage. That’s the reason they chose the Mariposa Trust for their daredevil jump; the event sees people leaping out of planes all over the country. Jen and Leigh will be taking the plunge at Headcorn in Kent tomorrow (Saturday).

Jump For Love is a tandem skydiving event where people will take part in a 12,000 foot sponsored skydive to raise vital funds to support the work of the Trust. Each person who jumps will be representing the 254,000 babies lost each year through miscarriage or still birth in the UK.

The Trust is a leading baby loss charity that provides remembrance services and support for anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby.

And Jump for Love is a national fundraising project for the charity and looks to raise funds to support the ongoing work of the Trust. The charity provides services and support via two divisions, Saying Goodbye and also GrowingYou.

Saying Goodbye services are the first set of national commemorative services for anyone who has suffered baby loss, whether recently or many years ago. These take place at cathedrals and minsters across the UK, and bring together people from different faiths or no faith, both male and female, all of whom understand the pain and grief of losing a child, and who want to stand as one and say ‘our children do matter, they should be remembered, they should have their lives celebrated’.