Paula Takes to the Skies to Raise Funds and Awareness

We are so happy and grateful that Paula was able to fulfil her ambition of doing 40 things before 40 combining a skydive with raising funds for charity. Paula pushed herself totally out of her comfort zone being terrified of heights. The skydive sounded totally amazing especially with the sun shining brightly. Paula said she actually felt calm and even managed to take in the incredible view, what an unforgettable experience. Thank you so much to Paula for raising fantastic funds and awareness. Please read Paula’s emotional story which led her to taking on this challenge.

Paula’s Story

So I chose to do a skydive because I am 40 next year and wanted to do 40 things before 40, two of the things on my list was to raise £1000 for charity and to do a skydive so why not put the two together. I have done a lot of runs for charity so knew I wouldn’t raise a lot doing something like that so had to think big. So being scared of heights I thought… skydive! Then to pick a charity wasn’t hard for me… 3 years ago I suffered my second ectopic pregnancy, we’d had a week of being so happy that we were finally pregnant, I had all the symptoms of pregnancy and we were both so so so happy. One day at work I started getting cramps, sharp pains in abdomen and my lower back. I left work straight away. We were both so scared it was happening again so we phoned the EPT and they told us to go to the hospital. I don’t really remember getting to the hospital. They did a scan and told us there was nothing there but my blood test proved there was a pregnancy somewhere. They found a blood source in my left tube. We begged for them to save my tube but it had already ruptured, I was suffering internal bleeding but didn’t want them to take my baby. I was taken down to surgery, they took out my remaining tube and our baby our hearts were broken… Again. The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust help couples recover emotionally, mentally and physically. They’re amazing and always there for support, so I wanted to help them continue their amazing work and to continue helping people like me. So far I’ve raised £930, and hoping to raise more.

If you feel inspired by Paula’s fundraising experience please do take a look at ways to get involved or email our fundraising co-ordinator who will be very happy to help you Jill@ectopic.org.uk.