A DEVOTED mum is hitting new heights in a bid to raise funds for a crisis-hit youth football club.
As reported in the Echo, parents of children who play for South Hylton Rangers are fighting to keep the team running after financial difficulties and the arrest of the club treasurer.
Mums Joanne Reed and Emma Collins have now stepped in to run the club, which caters for under-9s.
Now daredevil mum Lynsey Talbot, whose son Jamie, eight, plays for the team, pledged to do a sky dive to raise money to keep the club on its feet.
The 34-year-old, of South Hylton, said: “I’m doing this for the football club because the team has come on really well in the league in the two-and-a-half years they have been playing.
“It would be really sad if it was to fold for something that’s not the kids’ fault so hopefully this will raise some money to keep the club going.”
Lynsey will take to the skies on October 30, plunging 10,000ft at a speed of up to 120mph during the charity fall at Peterlee Parachute Centre.
“I’ve never done anything like this before but I thought it would be a great way to raise money for the club,” she said.
To sponsor Lynsey, visit www.doitforcharity.com/lynseytalbot
South Hylton Rangers is also on the hunt for donations and raffle prizes to be used to raise funds.
Anyone able to help can phone Joanne Reed on 07758 732 879.
l A 35-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of theft and released on police bail pending further inquiries.