Mum dives for charity

Lindsey Denman on the bungee jump at the Jack and Jill pub. Photo by Ernie Ollerton.
Lindsey Denman on the bungee jump at the Jack and Jill pub. Photo by Ernie Ollerton.

A GAINSBOROUGH mum has raised more than £2,000 for the hospital ward which cared for her premature baby boy.

Lindsey Denman certainly showed her ability to bounce back. Around 250 people gathered to watch her plunge from a bungee rope outside the Jack and Jill pub on Heapham Road.

Some of them joined her in the jump, and others donated their spare cash to the cause - the special care baby unit at Lincoln County Hospital.

Lindsey's son Darcy was born prematurely in February 2008 and was looked after on the unit.

Four years on, Darcy is a happy and healthy little boy, and Lindsey wants to say 'thank you'.

"The bungee was incredible. So many people turned out to watch and support me," said Lindsey.

"We raised £1,100 - and there’s more sponsorship money to come.”

"Since then we've done a pub crawl which raised £300, and a family fun day which brought in another £800."

"I'm so proud of what I've achieved. But I couldn't have done it without the support of the community. It's really down to them.”