Published:
July 24, 2014
Sky-diving Burnham estate agent raises £2,000 in memory of tragic Sian

Burnham-On-Sea estate agent Edward Creswick has completed a daring sky dive and almost reached his fundraising target of £2,000 for the British Heart Foundation in memory of a friend's daughter who died of a heart condition.

Sian Wood, pictured below, was only 24 when she passed away and Edward has jumped 13,000 feet through the clouds to raise funds.

He also held a coffee and cake morning and organised collections during theatre performances by Glastonbury and Street Musical Comedy Society and the the junior wing of the Weston Operatic Society.

Edward says he got to know Sian's mother and step-father through the Glastonbury and Street Musical Comedy Society last year when he joined after a gap of 25 years.

"They were very welcoming and made feel totally at ease in a large cast of actors - many of whom I'd not met before. When I read posts from Karen about her daughter on Facebook it made me feel very sad."

"Karen even had to struggle to get access to her daughter's grave on her birthday due to the floods and this was very upsetting for all her friends to see how much she desperately missed her daughter."

He added: "I decided I wanted to do something positive, something that would put a huge smile on Karen's face, something positive to keep Sian's memory alive and something positive to raise important funds for the British Heart Foundation, a charity very dear to Sian and her family."

Edward, who is managing director at CJ Hole Somerset, has also been helped by Agents Giving, the industry charity for lettings and estate agents, who will be adding 10 per cent to the funds raised.

Edward added: "I would like to thank everyone who supported and donated and I'm already looking forward to the next venture."

Donations for the British Heart Foundation can still be made on Edward's JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/Edward-Creswick1, or readers can text WITC48 £20 (or any amount) to 70070. This page will close at the end of the year so that the 10 per cent can be added.

 


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