Dinnington mother does charity skydive

Zander Symms, 13 months, at his home in Dinnington who has undergone operations for numerous heart problems. Pictured with mum Cassie
Zander Symms, 13 months, at his home in Dinnington who has undergone operations for numerous heart problems. Pictured with mum Cassie

A MUM whose son was born with a life-threatening heart condition has done a skydive to raise money for the hospital that saved him.

Cassie Symms’ son Zander was born with a hole in his heart and had life saving surgery at Leeds General Infirmary in June - just weeks before his first birthday.

Cassie Symms doing the skydive in aid of the Children's Heart Surgery Fund, based at the Leeds unit.

Cassie Symms doing the skydive in aid of the Children's Heart Surgery Fund, based at the Leeds unit.

Last weekend Cassie and her sister Vickie Poskitt threw themselves out of a plane in aid of Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and raised more than £1,000 for the Leeds-based unit.

Cassie, of Clarence Street, Dinnington, said she’d love to do the skydive again.

“It was brilliant, the whole experience was very exciting,” added the mum-of-two.

“We jumped 15,000ft out of the plane with a qualified instructor at Hibaldstow in Brigg. The instructor opened and landed their parachutes.

“I would do it again tomorrow.”

The CHSF enhances patient facilities and support, provides the latest medical equipment and funds world renowned research dedicated to babies, children and teenagers with heart defects.

To find out more about the work of the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund visit www.chsf.org.uk.