Worthing woman’s skydive to thank treatment centre

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JUMPING out of a plane is how a multiple sclerosis sufferer is choosing to repay the charity which helps her.

Lisa McGinley is doing a sky dive on Sunday (July 1) to raise money for the Sussex MS Treatment Centre in Southwick.

The 35-year-old moved to Rugby Road, Worthing, last year and was “delighted” to find the treatment centre which has proved a lifeline for her.

Lisa said: “The centre is just an excellent place for me. I go three times a week for therapies, physio classes and social support.

“Other people with the condition are there, so I do not feel alone, and everyone is so thoughtful and understanding.

“I cannot wait to do the sky dive – it’s going to be a challenge that I hope will raise lots of money.”

Lisa was diagnosed with MS, a a neurological condition which affects around 100,000 people in the UK, six years ago, but is believed to have had the condition since she was 16.

She said: “It affects people differently, but for me it makes moving around difficult so I use a stick.

“It also gives me fatigue and affects my eyes.”

Lisa has so raised £600 for the treatment centre.