Alnmouth woman set to fly for Evie with fund-raiser

Evie Campbell at her Shilbottle home.
Picture by Jane Coltman
Evie Campbell at her Shilbottle home. Picture by Jane Coltman

An Alnmouth woman will be leaping from a plane at 10,000 feet this weekend to raise money for Evie Campbell’s DBA journey.

Living with Diamond-Blackfan anaemia (DBA), a rare blood disorder, means that six-year-old Evie has already undergone 36 blood transfusions and needs a bone-marrow transplant.

Stacey Joy Young will be doing the skydive on Sunday, weather-permitting, and will be supporting the cause as her daughters Alexa Joy and Missy Rose, aged five and two, share a childminder with Evie and her younger sister Erin, meaning the families became friends.

The skydive was a 31st-birthday present to Stacey from her sister, as after turning 30, she decided to do more things which were out of her comfort zone, not wanting to get ‘in a mum rut’.

Supporting Evie means that she is even more keen to do the jump and her family will all be heading down to make a day of it.

“If it was me in Evie’s parents’ shoes, I would really hope that people would support me in the same way,” said Stacey, who is ‘a little bit nervous but very excited’ about the skydive.

“It feels really good to be fund-raising,” she added.

To sponsor Stacey, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/flyingforevie