Forest Town sisters to jump out of plane to raise cash for Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity

Fundraising sisters Errin Goodwin, left, and Kieley Cooper who are planning a parachute jump who are raising money for a kidney disease charity.

Fundraising sisters Errin Goodwin, left, and Kieley Cooper who are planning a parachute jump who are raising money for a kidney disease charity.

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THE SKY is the limit for a pair of sisters who will be jumping out of a plane later this year in the name of charity.

Sisters Errin Goodwin (26) and Kieley Cooper (29) from Forest Town are hoping to raise money for the Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity.

This charity was chosen as not only does their dad, Thomas Harness (57), suffer from the disease, but Kieley has also inherited it.

Errin said: “As two family members have the disease I think it’s really important that we support the charity.”

Polycystic Kidney Disease is an inherited illness that affects one in 800 people in the UK.

The disease causes fluid filled cysts on both kidneys, these burst and cause infections which can lead to kidney failure.

Thomas was diagnosed in his early 20s with PKD and had a kidney transplant 11 years ago.

As the illness is inherited both sisters were tested. Errin was negative, but Kieley was diagnosed with it in her late teens.

The pair hope to raise £500 each for the charity when they jump out of a plane on 10th June.

Errin said: “We are both excited and nervous about the jump. I think I am looking forward to it more than my sister though”.

To donate to either of the sisters, go to their Just Giving page.

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