20th Feb, 2020

Leaping Louise to sky dive in mum’s memory

Rob George 19th Jul, 2018

A FIRST-year nursing student at the University of Worcester will jump 10,000ft out of a plane to raise funds and awareness in memory of her mum.

Louise Gatfield was just 12 years old when her mum passed away after contracting sepsis, a rare but serious complication of an infection, which can lead to multiple organ failure.

Now, 10 years later, Louise is hoping to raise vital funds for the UK Sepsis Trust, while also raising awareness about the little-known disease, through the skydive in Hereford next Friday.

“I hope people may become more aware of Sepsis, what it is and what signs and symptoms to look out for,” she said.

“As a student nurse, I know the importance of raising awareness and how much of a difference it can make.”

After losing her mum, Jane, at such a young age, Louise was inspired to care for others, and last year joined the University of Worcester’s BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme.

“To be training as a nurse means everything to me,” said the 22-year-old, former Christopher Whitehead school pupil. “To be able to do what I love and care for others in need is very rewarding. As a student nurse I know the importance of raising awareness and how much of a difference it can make.”

Visit the website at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/louise-gatfield1 for more information.


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