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Alice jumps for SOFT

On 10th May 2015, Alice Todd completed a tandem parachute jump at Beccles Airfield. She took on this personal challenge to support two charities - the National Autistic Society and SOFT UK - and raised a total of very nearly £420 (+ a lovely chunk of Gift Aid). Alice chose to support SOFT in memory of her son Aden, who was born sleeping on 18th August 2012.

Alice tells us a little bit about why she is jumping for SOFT

“In 2012, we found out at our 12 week scan something was wrong with our much wanted baby. Our journey of tests began and at 16 weeks we received the terrible news that our amazing beautiful baby boy had Patau’s syndrome. Five days later he had passed away and I gave birth to the most perfect little baby. Without charities such as SOFT parents would be alone at a time that no parent should go through. The pain will never go away which is why it is vital this charity continues its amazing work.”

Alice is also raising money for the National Autistic Society, a great charity that helps families affected by autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).

“Most people have heard of autism, but many don’t realize the impact it can have on the esteem of a child and the difficulties families can face, such as prejudice and judgement. Late last year my 5 year old Finlay was diagnosed with ASD, it is a daunting diagnosis and confusing as to what happens next. The National Autistic Society helps families who feel lost and unsure as to what is best and who to turn to. They support, inform and raise awareness. They are a much used resource and a incredible source of support!”

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