The daughter of a resident at Taunton care home Oake Meadows has completed a skydive for a second time to raise money for residents of the home.
Oake Meadows, based on Wyvern Road, takes care of Cheryl Clavey’s dad Cedrick Lewis, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s around eight years ago.
In honour of her father, last year Cheryl completed her first-ever skydive in aid of Dementia UK.
Though Cheryl is incredibly scared of heights, she decided to take on the 15,000 ft skydive again, but this time to raise money for the home that cares for her father. Her aim was to raise at least £200, with her father at the forefront of her mind during the terrifying challenge.
Raising Awareness of Dementia
Cheryl said: “I wanted to highlight dementia as a worthy cause to as many people as possible, as it’s affected our lives so much. This time I am not raising money for any organisation as I have paid privately – but anything I raise will go to Oake Meadows Care Home.
“This jump is all about my dad as a focus. His health has deteriorated, and I want to show him a picture of me jumping for him to see on a DVD or in pictures. Oake Meadows Care Home has gone above and beyond for my dad with his complex dementia.
“I would love to see a picture of my dad enjoying live music like he always did! He loved socialising with live music and ran the Watchet music festival bar for years; It’s still named after him!”
A Fantastic Achievement
Katrina Ball, home manager at the Taunton care home, said: “Last year we supported Cheryl with her incredible fundraising skydive for dementia. Inspired by her dad, this was a fantastic achievement!
“We’re honoured that Cheryl has thought of our residents with her latest challenge and would encourage people to please support her fundraising adventure if you can!”
The Skydive took place on Saturday 26th June and so far Cheryl has raised £505, beating her original target. You can still donate via Cheryl’s GoFundMe by clicking here.