Taking the charity plunge

Pet Clinic Wellington Road'Nurse Victoria Russell and Vet Holly Kitson doing a charity Sky Dive'PA1117-7
Pet Clinic Wellington Road'Nurse Victoria Russell and Vet Holly Kitson doing a charity Sky Dive'PA1117-7

A BRIDLINGTON vet and her veterinary nurse colleague are reaching for the skies to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

Holly Kitson, 25, and Victoria Russell, 24, who both work at the Pet Clinic on Wellington Road, are doing a parachute jump for the charity and have already smashed their £800 fundraising target.

They were inspired to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy because Holly’s brother George, 19, was diagnosed with the disease when he was just three-years-old and has since received vital support form the charity.

The jump, from Skydive Hibaldstow in North Lincolnshire, will be a first for the pair and Victoria admitted to nerves ahead of the event on May 14.

She said: “I have never done anything like this before, so I am a bit anxious but I am also really looking forward to it at the same time.”

Holly added: “I am really excited about it, my mum’s the nervous one - I think she’ll be glad when I’ve done it!”

She added that she was delighted to be raising so much money for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

“It’s a really brilliant charity that doesn’t necessarily get as much publicity as other charities, so it feels good to raise money as well as hopefully raising awareness,” she said.

Donations can be made at the website, www.justgiving.com/Holly-and-Vic, and at both the Bridlington and Driffield Pet Clinic branches where the pair divide their work time.