Margaret set to celebrate 80th birthday with high-flying charity skydive alongside granddaughter Sophie

Margaret and Brian Missin

Margaret and Brian Missin - Credit: Archant

A great-grandma who turns 80 next week will celebrate her birthday with a high-flying charity skydive.

Margaret Missin, 79.

Margaret Missin, 79. - Credit: Archant

Margaret Missin, 79, will complete the parachute jump with her granddaughter Sophie Adams on Wednesday in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK and Dementia Care.

The family duo, who are from Little Downham, are aiming to raise £200 ahead of the fundraiser.

They are completing the skydive because husband and grandfather Brian, 82, suffers with dementia and they hope to fund research into the diseases.

Sophie Adams

Sophie Adams - Credit: Archant

Catherine Adams, Sophie’s sister and Margaret’s granddaughter, has been helping to advertise the sky-dive.

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“I have been very privileged to have a close relationship with my grandparents as they live next door,” she said.

“There’s a real sadness of watching my nana and granddad be destroyed by dementia piece by piece; firstly because he suffers with it, and secondly as they live with it every day.”

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“Dementia is a horrifying disease that not only affects those suffering but, as I’ve seen first hand, can cripple those left behind.

“Some of the money we raise will go towards helping those who are ‘left behind’ as many of them are elderly people who may have no one else to help or turn too.

“My Nana is desperate to help because she wants to stop others suffering in the same way that she and our family has.”

Margaret and Sophie will skydive at Block Fen, March on Wednesday June 8.

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