Skydivers set to raise funds for Midlothian children

Lasswade High School, sports centre  Bright Sparks nursery mums are doing charity skydive''LtoR Ashley Pryde, Wendy Brooks, Liam Rogers, Jade Robertson & Cheryl Robertson
Lasswade High School, sports centre Bright Sparks nursery mums are doing charity skydive''LtoR Ashley Pryde, Wendy Brooks, Liam Rogers, Jade Robertson & Cheryl Robertson

Bright sparks from throughout Midlothian have come up with a daredevil way of raising funds for a special needs nursery in Bonnyrigg.

The group of eight have agreed to do a death-defying skydive in a bid to raise much-needed cash for Bright Sparks – a voluntary organisation which offers services to pre-school children with additional needs.

For Ashley Pryde (26), a young mum from Easthouses, the service provided by Bright Sparks has been invaluable. She explained: “I don’t know where I’d be without it. Both my sons have autism and sometimes, when I am out and about I get comments and remarks from members of the public who think I have bad children. At Bright Sparks, no-one bats an eyelid. I used to think no-one understood what I was going through, but at Bright Sparks I can ask parents in a similar situation for advice. I’m also finding I can offer some practical advice to other mums and dads.”

Full story and pictures from Bright Sparks’ recent summer fair in this week’s Advertiser - out now.