TWO women from Barnsley are planning to raise money for the NHS by doing a skydive once lockdown is over.

Lyndsay McDermott, 33, of Beacon Court in Monk Bretton, and Katherine Shepherd, 29, of Darley Cross in Worsbrough, decided to take the leap having both had personal experiences in hospital.

Lyndsay said: “I’ve chosen to donate the money I raise to the Jessop Wing in Sheffield as I suffer from endometriosis and I have received excellent care over the years.

“A lot people in their life go through the struggles of fertility for one reason or another and mine was down to my endometriosis and again Sheffield Hospital have been amazing with my treatment and care.

“I also had my IVF treatment there and without the excellent work they carry out I wouldn’t be a mum to my son, Austin James.”

Katherine has also decided to skydive, but instead raise money for those at the children’s hospital in Sheffield, following the work nurses and doctors did for her daughters.

She said: “I have chosen to donate the money raised to the children’s hospital in Sheffield, as throughout the years they have provided wonderful care for my daughters, as well as providing me with support whilst she has been in their care.

“My friend and I would really like to do this to benefit others that are unfortunate enough to need the NHS services in Sheffield. We have both needed these services over the years in varying ways and would like to give back, please help me to reach my target to enable me to do this challenge.”

The pair have accumulatively raised over £500, each with a target set of £400.

To donate to their efforts, click here or here.