Dive in aid of Brid soldier

Becca Bolton handing over the cheque for �1,375 to Commanding Officer of the Royal Dragoon Guards, Leiutenant Colonel Piggott

Becca Bolton handing over the cheque for �1,375 to Commanding Officer of the Royal Dragoon Guards, Leiutenant Colonel Piggott

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A LOCAL teenager overcame her fear of heights while raising money for a cause close to her family’s heart.

Becca Bolton, 19, raised the grand total of £1,375 after taking part in a sky dive for the Royal Dragoon Guards Regiment Association, in memory of the late Bridlington soldier Matthew Stenton.

Miss Bolton, of Great Meadow Road, along with her family and Corporal Stenton’s parents, visited the Royal Dragoon Guards at Catterick base last month and presented the cheque to Commanding Officer of the Royal Dragoon Guards, Leiutenant Colonel Piggott.

Becca is currently studying physical education and coaching at York St John University, said: “When Matthew moved to Bridlington he became close friends with my brother, and he was always at our house. “He became part of the family and it was a massive shock to us all when he died serving his country. So I wanted to do something to help the rehabilitation and families of others in Matthew’s regiment who suffer injury or worse.

“I’d like to thank everyone who helped raise such a great amount.”

Miss Bolton had originally targeted around £1,000 in fundraising. The money raised will go towards a memorial garden at Catterick Garrison, for soldiers who have died in Afghanistan.