Charity bungee jump for sick Jordan

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A DARING 200ft bungee jump challenge is the latest in a series of fundraising efforts in aid of sick Kirkby youngster Jordan Winter.

The Ashfields pub in Sutton Road, Kirkby, has already hosted a pool marathon and a fun day for the benefit of 12-year-old Jordan, who was recently diagnosed with aplastic anaemia - a bone marrow failure.

On Saturday, a crane will be erected at the pub to give daredevils the chance to show their support for Jordan by taking part in the brave stunt.

Ashfields manager Peggy Briggs said: “We want to do everything we can to help. This is another way for people to show their support the family.”

Last month, Jordan’s mum Mandy Shirley told Chad how her daughter’s illness is similar to, but harder to treat than leukaemia.

The Ashfield School pupil is constantly back and forth from Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for regular transfusions of the blood cells her body cannot produce itself.

Friends, family and even strangers had offered to donate blood and bone marrow. But it is crucial a close match is found so Jordan’s body does not reject donated cells.

The first jump will be at 12pm. Anyone wanting to jump will have to pay £60 and sponsorship forms will be available. Children who donate £3 will be able to ride up to the top platform for a bird’s eye view of the town.

There will also be a tombola and cake stall.