Brave Lacey faces fears in memory of grandad

Lacey-Lee Foster, 19, will be skydiving in memory of her grandfather. (PA1306-2)
Lacey-Lee Foster, 19, will be skydiving in memory of her grandfather. (PA1306-2)

A DEDICATED granddaughter is taking the plunge with a 10,000ft sky dive to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society - despite being afraid of heights.

Lacey-Lee Foster, 19, of St James Road, Bridlington will jump from a plane in a tandem sky dive at Grindale, on Saturday March 9.

Her granddad, David Ericson, suffered from Alzheimer’s and died peacefully at home early in January. He was a dedicated firefighter who was commemorated by a guard of honour at his funeral.

Lacey-Lee, who is set to go to university in September, said: “I wanted to do something in memory of him, and I wanted to help the Alzheimer’s Society keep their work going.

“I am really excited but it is my biggest fear, I am a massive scaredy cat.”

She will be cheered on by family and friends who are also getting behind her to help raise money for the charity. “I just feel like if I can help, then why not?” said Lacey, who previously spent a month working with children in South Africa.

The Alzheimer’s Society fund research into the disease whilst providing care and support for sufferers and their families.

For more information visit www.alzheimers.org.uk or to sponsor Lacey-Lee visit justgiving.co.uk/lacey-lee-foster