SKIPTON woman Sarah Hayton was one of 11 people to jump out of a plane over Bridlington to raise money for a range of appeals and projects across Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Sarah, whose son, Jack, was born very poorly and who received treatment and care in Bradford Royal Infirmary’s neonatal care unit last year, before he sadly died, was raising money for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity’s Big Neonatal Appeal.

Sarah and her husband Mark were so grateful for the kindness and compassion they received that they have pledged to raise money to help fund additional family accommodation to enable parents to stay close to their babies, like the facilities they benefited from.

She said: “It was hard to believe that our beautiful baby boy, who seemed perfect to us, was going to be leaving us. All the staff at the BRI Neonatal Unit – doctors, nurses, receptionists, cleaners, ministers – continued to do their jobs with unwaning kindness and compassion. We could not have wished for better care, especially in such terrible circumstances.

“If anyone is unlucky enough that their baby has to go into a neonatal unit, they could not receive better care than at BRI. We will forever be grateful for the kindness and attention they showed Jack and our family.”

Sarah took part in the skydive with colleagues from David Hill chartered surveyors, where she works, and her husband’s colleagues from Bowman Riley.

Donations can still be made on her fundraising page