A Northwood mum jumped out of a plane at 13,000ft while raising money and awareness for a charity close to her heart.
Jane Wareing, a longstanding Northwood resident, raised £1,800 for Beat Eating Disorders, a charity which helped her daughter when she was suffering with an eating disorder.
Currently there are over 1.5million people in the UK suffering with an eating disorder which is why Jane and her daughter are encouraging anyone concerned about the matter to seek help.
She said: “My skydive was a tandem dive from 13,000ft and it was a fabulous experience. I was raising funds for Beat who is the UKs leading eating disorders charity.
“They support people and families suffering with eating disorders. Beat campaigns the government and the NHS for faster and better access to healthcare. Sufferers can wait years to get their condition properly diagnosed and treated.”
Jane, herself a doctor, is working with Beat on a campaign to increase medical student training as currently medical students have on average less than two hours training across their five years on eating disorders.
The campaign Jane is working on needs 10,000 signatures to pass and improve the training for eating disorders.
The petition reads: “Eating disorders are highly complex mental illnesses. Just two hours of training is not enough time to equip medical students with the knowledge to identify the physiological and psychological signs and symptoms and provide the necessary interventions to help sufferers access the most appropriate treatment at the earliest opportunity.
“Sign our petition today calling on the General Medical Council to increase training and assessment on eating disorders for all medical students and junior doctors in the United Kingdom.”
The petition can be found here.