Fordham Woman Does Skydive To Raise Awareness About Ectopic Pregnancy

PUBLISHED: 09:48 30 March 2010 | UPDATED: 13:15 02 June 2010

Helen Tedman

Helen Tedman

A CHARITY sky-dive by Helen Tedman of Fordham has been described as absolutely incredible . Helen took the plunge during a sponsored event near Lowestoft – and she raised around £550 for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. It was my first ever sky dive, it wa

A CHARITY sky-dive by Helen Tedman of Fordham has been described as "absolutely incredible".

Helen took the plunge during a sponsored event near Lowestoft - and she raised around £550 for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust.

"It was my first ever sky dive, it was a tandem jump, and the experience was absolutely incredible," said 23-year-old Helen.

"I am now looking forward to another challenge, perhaps a bungee jump in the future."

Helen chose to raise money for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, after sadly losing a baby to ectopic pregnancy - a condition which occurs when a fertilised egg implants outside the womb.

"The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust helped me, through the forums and information on the website, and made me realise that it is actually quite common, and that all who experience it feel the same way," said Helen.

After undergoing treatment, Helen found she had a number of questions about the condition, her recovery and the implications for her future fertility.

Helen, who works as an environmental health technical officer wanted to raise money for the charity, which is aimed at raising awareness of the life-threatening condition that affects around one in every 80 pregnancies and kills five women each year in the UK.

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust's service and support manager Izzie Oakley said: "In the absence of government funding, it's entirely due to the efforts of people like Helen that we are able to continue to deliver the information, education and support that our service users ask us for."

Anyone wishing to donate, or to find out more about Helen's fundraising efforts, can visit https://www.bmycharity.com/V2/Helensskydive

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