Diving high for mum

Beth's skydive

Beth's skydive

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A plucky 17-year-old from Whithorn took part in a terrifying but exhilirating act for charity recently.

Beth McVittie was so affected by her mum Amanda’s kidney transplant last September that she decided to think up a special was to give something back on her behalf.

So what better way than to throw herself out of a fast-moving aeroplane thousands of feet in the air?

Raising over £1200 for the British Kidney Patient Association (BPKA), Beth did the jump on 13 July which was also the last day of national transplant week.

Beth’s mum Amanda said: “I received my transplant on 17 September last year. It was even more amazing as this was the first time Beth had ever been on a plane, and there is still some money to come in.”

Beth would to like to thank everyone who helped her and also everyone who donated to this cause which means so much to the whole family.

The BPKA helps patients, families and kidney disease units across the country and gives support, information and more grant aid than any other UK kidney charity.Its main aim is to help patients and families cover the costs of domestic bills, hospital travel, education and holidays.