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Shocklach Primary School plans charity Dubai skydive for 'inspirational' youngster

Finola Jackson taking the plunge for Aash-Jai Evans who has diplegic cerebral palsy

Shocklach Primary School teacher Finola Jackson will free-fall at 210km-per-hour at the Palm Drop Zone in Dubai to raise funds for five-year-old Aash-Jai Evans

A primary school teacher is preparing to take a 13,000ft plunge out of the Dubai skies to help raise funds for a young boy's operation.

Shocklach Primary School teacher Finola Jackson will free-fall at 210km-per-hour at the Palm Drop Zone in Dubai.

Finola is taking on the challenge on Friday, February 12 to give the Aash Jai Quality of Life fund a boost.

Five-year-old Aash-Jai Evans, from Shocklach , has diplegic cerebral palsy and needs a life-changing operation.

Although the op is being funded by the NHS, the family have to fund the essential pre-op physio, aftercare, post-op physio and equipment, costing about £20,000.

Infectious smile

Finola said: "Despite being in constant pain, a smile is never far from Aash’s face and his infectious smile touches me every time. His determination, despite the pain he is in, to swim unaided, play tag, cops and robbers and even football - often on his knees - with his friends, is inspirational.

"I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all those who have kindly donated and sent messages of support."

Head teacher Jane Hopkins added: "Aash is enormously popular, both with the staff and children at our school. He is the most resilient, positive and courageous boy. I am so proud of Finola too. She is incredibly brave. Aash’s family are always helping others so it’s a real privilege to have the opportunity to support their Aash-Jai Quality of Life Fund."

If you would like to donate or find out more, visit Finola's Just Giving page HERE.

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