Nurse donates £500 to multiple sclerosis support in memory of school friend

PUBLISHED: 18:00 21 May 2019

Fundraiser Karina Carver (right) and Janet Smith from the North Somerset branch of the MS Society celebrating Karina's £500 raised by a skydive in memory of school friend Wendy Harris.      Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Fundraiser Karina Carver (right) and Janet Smith from the North Somerset branch of the MS Society celebrating Karina's £500 raised by a skydive in memory of school friend Wendy Harris. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A brave nurse raised £650 for a charity close to heart by jumping out of a plane at 15,000ft.

Karina Carver donating money to Janet Smith from the MS Society.      Picture: MARK ATHERTONKarina Carver donating money to Janet Smith from the MS Society. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Karina Carver, aged 56, who works at Annabel House Care Centre, completed a parachute jump in memory of her school friend Wendy Harris who died from multiple sclerosis (MS) last year.

Karina attended Nailsea School with Wendy and she wanted to raise money to help others suffering from the condition.

She said: "I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who sponsored me.

"I managed to raise £615 in total, £115 of which has gone to national MS funds and £500 to the North Somerset MS group.

"Janet Smith is the group leader and runs the exercise classes for people with MS.

"They have specially trained physiotherapists at each session.

"Some of the money also goes to the Citizens Advice Bureau, where there are specially trained staff to specifically help people with MS."

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