Our fundraiser Laura skydiving above the clouds.

Skydiver - she/her Laura McKay

Laura's fundraising journey

Why are you fundraising for us and what will you be doing?

I believe that mental health plays a role in every young person's life at some point along the way, and knowing that there is somewhere they can turn to for help is extremely important.

That's why I took part in a 15,000 foot skydive on 1 May 2023.

Find out more on Laura's fundraiser page
Our fundraiser Laura skydiving above the clouds.
Our fundraiser Laura skydiving with an instructor.
Our fundraiser Laura towards the end of the skydive with a parachute open.

About Laura

Laura with her family on the day of the skydive.

Tell us about yourself

I am from Magherafelt in Northern Ireland. However, I have been living in Devon for the past eight years.

I am a chief cardiac physiologist at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

I have two children, Freddie and Darcie, and a fiancé, Robert. We are currently planning our wedding for 2024.

Why is mental health important to you?

In 2019 I almost lost my little sister twice due to mental health.

Fortunately she is still with us due to the help and support she eventually received.

She will be graduating as a paediatric nurse in winter this year.

What three words describe you best?

  • Supportive

  • Confident

  • Brave

Meet more of our fundraisers

The YoungMinds fundraising team cheering with their hands in the air at the marathon. They are wearing YoungMinds t-shirts and have YoungMinds banners.

Looking for your next challenge?

Whether you want to climb a mountain, hold a car boot sale, run a marathon or organise a quiz night, there are so many ways to raise funds for us.

However you choose to fundraise, our events team will support you the whole way.

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