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UK Women's captain set for fundraising sky dive

6th June 2017

On Sunday 18th June, Lois Turner, captain of the UK Womens VI Cricket Team, will be doing a tandem sky dive from 12,000 feet to raise money for the UK Womens upcoming tour to Barbados.

Lois, who is partially sighted, will be doing the jump through Discover SkyDiving at their site at Brackley in Oxfordshire.

If you would like to sponsor Lois for her death-defying leap you can do so via http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Lois.turner.U.K.womensvicricket.

Note: The Virgin Money Giving site is screenreader accessible

Commenting on the jump, Lois said: “This dive is to raise money for the UK women's visually impaired cricket team to go on a tour of Barbados; to play several games against the West Indies in 2018. All money raised will provide the team with financial support to pay for travel, accommodation, kit etc.

"As captain of the UK women's visually impaired cricket team, any financial support that can be given would be gratefully accepted. This tour will help us develop as a team and as individuals, whilst gaining further international experience.

"Participation in visually impaired cricket has allowed me to develop in many ways including independence, confidence and every day life skills. Being able to experience such a great opportunity will allow me to thrive and develop. As captain I can also say that all 18 girls participating will benefit highly from such an amazing chance."

Lois currently attends the Royal National College for the blind in Hereford and plays visually impaired cricket domestically for both the College and for Surrey VICC. A talented all round player Lois was named BCEW Womens Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016.