Leap of faith for Arnold daredevil duo

KH Hair stylists take on skydive for Parkinson’s UK

Two Arnold hairstylists are hoping to raise £1,500 for Parkinson’s UK by taking part in a charity skydive.

 Lottie Wilding and Mollie Hovell, who work at KH Hair in High Street, say they are well and truly going out of their comfort zone but are keen to support much-loved members of both their families who have been affected by the disease.

 Lottie (24), whose Grandad Peter has suffered with Parkinson’s for many years, says she’s never even been on a rollercoaster before, so she’s feeling pretty nervous about jumping out of a plane. “To say I’m nervous is a bit of an understatement,” she explains. “However, I want to support my super-hero Grandad who, despite his own struggles, has set up a local Parkinson’s group to help others with the disease and their families. It’s a friendly social drop in, which I enjoy going along to every week, where people can come and have a cuppa and a chat with others who are going through the same challenges.” 

 Mollie (26), who is also summoning up courage for the jump, is doing it for her Grandpa Patrick who has also suffered for a number of years. “I’m super nervous,” she says. “I don’t even dare go to a Halloween scare fest with my friends, never mind jump out of a plane from 14,000 ft! But it’s very close to my heart and I want to raise as much money as possible for this very special cause.”

The two will face their fears when they leap out of a plane at Langar Airfield on 4th August. Meanwhile, the girls have the full support of their KH Hair team who are busy selling raffle tickets in the salon to help boost the funding. Prizes have kindly been donated by local businesses and include hair and beauty treatments, an afternoon tea for two, a one-month gym membership and weekend leisure breaks.

 Anyone wishing to support Lottie and Mollie can do so via their JustGiving page: https://tinyurl.com/24bv4fvr or by popping into the salon to fill in a sponsorship form or buy a raffle ticket. Plus, at Langar Airfield on the day, there will be tea, coffee and cake available in exchange for donations to Parkinson’s UK, courtesy of KH Hair Arnold salon manager, Helen. Anyone is welcome to pop along and support the event.

 The Parkinson’s support group is held at the Bonnington Club, 79 High Street on Tuesdays between 12pm and 3pm. Anyone is welcome and can call Peter on 07782 113841 for more information.