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Woman takes to the skies in aid of MS research

Woman takes to the skies in aid of MS research
23rd April 2013

A young mother from south London is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society by jumping 10,000 feet out of an aeroplane.

25-year-old Jemima Hassan will be joined by her mother and her friend Hannah Randolph at the Salisbury airfield on July 20th.

Between the three of them, they hope to raise more than £1,500.

Mrs Hassan told that she was inspired to make the jump after her husband Sal was diagnosed with MS in 2006.

"We all have our own personal reasons for deciding to do this, but ultimately I think it is about seeing first-hand the effects of MS and how much impact it has on people's lives," she said.

MS is a condition which affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. It is estimated that around 100,000 people currently live with the condition in the UK. For reasons which are unknown it is more common in women than men.

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