Gladiator to leap from plane for Parkinson's

Gladiator to leap from plane for Parkinson's

The Parachute for Parkinson's skydive team on April 17th has accepted a TV celebrity to the event in Wiltshire which aims to raise £15,000 for the Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS).

Amy Guy, who was most famous as Siren from the TV series Gladiators, will jump out of a plane for the first time in April in order to help launch 2010's Parkinson's Awareness Week, which is held between April 19th and 25th.

Commenting on her big day, Ms Guy said: "This is the perfect challenge for me. I love extreme sports and the charity means a lot to me because my mum has Parkinson's.

"I've already started fundraising and can't wait to get up in the air to help launch Parkinson's Awareness Week."

Fundraising director at the PDS Paul Jackson-Clark underlined how great her and all the other skydivers were for putting time and effort into such a feat, adding that the charity is entirely dependent on such displays of selflessness to raise funds.

Last month, Ben Hull, who played Lewis in Hollyoaks, announced that he would be running on behalf of the PDS in the Virgin London Marathon.

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