Six Sticklers aim high for good causes

Daring: from back left Ian Franklin, Abbie Hill, Danielle Holroyd. Fton, Lily Graham, Leanne McGregor and Kealy Holroyd
Daring: from back left Ian Franklin, Abbie Hill, Danielle Holroyd. Fton, Lily Graham, Leanne McGregor and Kealy Holroyd
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A GROUP of six friends will push themselves to the limit by completing six daring charity events, inspired by a reality TV show.

The group, known as the Stainland Sticklers, live streets away from each other.

They have all picked a different charity close to their hearts and will take part in a series of six adventurous challenges over the next three years.

The first challenge, picked by Leanne McGregor, will see the group take part in tandem skydives to raise money for Scope.

Leanne’s brother, Robert, 19, has cerebral palsy and the charity was her first choice.

“Because my brother has cerebral palsy I just thought it’d be nice for him.

“I’m looking forward to it but I am scared,” said Leanne. Mum Dawn Lockley, of Bradley View, Stainland, said she would be cheering the group on as they jump 10,000ft out of a plane over Bridlington in June.

“I’m proud of what they’re doing but I couldn’t do it,” said Dawn. “It means a lot to me that they’ve picked Scope.”

Four of the group are Year 11 students at Brooksbank School – 16-year-olds Abbie Hill and Lily Graham will raise cash for Help for Heroes and a multiple sclerosis charity, 15-year-old Danielle Holroyd will back a stillbirth and neo-natal care charity and her 19-year-old sister Kealey picked an autism charity.

Leanne’s family friend Ian Franklin completes the six 4raising cash for Transaid, a Third World charity. The group decided to start their epic challenge after seeing the stars of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!

“I just wanted to do something exciting this year, a bit of a New Year’s resolution,” said Abbie.

They have the support of friends and family. “They can’t believe we’re actually doing it,” said Leanne.

“They’ll believe it when they see it,” said Lily.

To support the group call Mr Franklin on 07884 067883.