Sue Hayley, who works for Tapper Funeral Service, will be jumping out of a plane 13,000 feet in the air in memory of her mum next weekend (Saturday May 26).

Sue, who works with her husband Julian at Colin Hayley and Tapper Funeral Service’s New Milton Office, hopes to raise at least £1,000 for Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington.

The 53-year-old lost her mum Ann Halling last year and says she would have been lost without the hospice staff who cared for her in the final days.

Sue said: “We relied on the hospice so much. I have no idea how we would have coped without the staff there. They were so caring and supportive.

“I have never done anything like a tandem parachute jump before and I’m getting more nervous the closer it gets. I wanted to do something for the hospice that cared for my mum, but that’s in Worcester and people understandably want to support causes closer to home. Raising money for Oakhaven will be helping local people in the same situation we found ourselves.”

To sponsor Sue visit or call in to Colin Hayley and Tapper Funeral Service office in New Milton.