Student Nurse to conquer fear of heights with NHS charity skydive

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(Last Updated On: July 28, 2021)

A second-year Learning Disabilities Student Nurse will be conquering her fear of heights to support NHS learning disability and mental health services.

Krista Lister, 28, from Torbay is showing her support for the NHS by participating in a 15,000-foot skydive in the name of charity.

Krista has worked in healthcare since the age of 16 and has worked with adults with learning disabilities for 6 years.

Krista said: “I never thought a skydive is something I would do. I have a major fear of heights! But as it is for charity and the NHS so I have a push to go ahead. This past year has been extremely difficult not only on the NHS but those who access and rely on the support services provided.

“As someone who works closely with adults with learning disabilities, I have seen the impact that COVID has had on some people and the pressures that this has caused. Being able to support individuals with a learning disability has always been a dream of mine and now I have the amazing opportunity to become a Learning Disability Nurse I feel like this is the perfect time to give back to the NHS’

The skydive is set to go ahead- weather permitting on Saturday 25th September at 10 am at Dunkeswell Airfield, Honiton.

Krista will be joined by another nursing student and two other colleagues from Devon Partnership Trust.

Monies raised will be donated directly to the NHS to support Learning Disability and Mental Health Services here in Devon.

Head to the ‘Go Fund Me’ page if you’d like to donate.

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