Pinxton family take the plunge

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A hospice nurse and members of her family took the plunge by skydiving for a cause close to her heart.

Lisa Stokoe, from Pinxton, who has multiple sclerosis and works at John Eastwood Hospice, took to the skies with her husband Mark, sister Laura and father Paul in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

But because of the cloudy weather at Langar Airfield, the tandem dives had to be done from 13,000 ft, rather than the usual 10,000 ft.

Her grandmother, Vera Mansfield, who was one of 60 family and friends to witness the drops, said: “It was fantastic, she said they were not nervous but Lisa said she wouldn’t do it again - she said she’d rather have a baby than do that again!”

Although the four fearless fundraisers are yet to add up their grand total, it is hoped they have raked in more than £3,000 for the cause.