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Woman loses five stone to complete skydive

Imogen Buller 29th Jul, 2017

A STUDLEY woman who made it her mission to lose weight in order to complete a skydive for MS Society has dropped four dress sizes and almost five stone in a year.

Last year, Kate Berry, who works with adults with learning disabilities, decided to lose some weight and help her friend raise money for ‘invisible illnesses’ at the same time.

Kate Langwine-Cooke offers support and information for people with invisible illnesses across the world, including disabling conditions like Multiple Sclerosis. She is aiming to raise £10,000 for MS Society in 2017 and her friend Kate is doing all she can to support her.

The prospect of doing a sky dive gave her the motivation she needed to up her game and in August 2016 she joined a Fit Camp in Studley and started a nutritional regime too.

She said: “The weight started really dropping off me and to date I have lost 4st 9lb. I am aiming for five stone mark by August 12, when I will completing the skydive for the MS Society.

“I knew a skydive would be a big push for me physically and mentally, and what better way to do it than to raise money and support my friend too?

“With my fear of heights reaching new new depths, I hope people will support me smash my target of £400.”

The MS Society are a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers who work towards better research and better treatments.

Anyone wishing to support Kate can visit www.justgiving.com/Kate-Berry7

For more on Kate Langwine-Cooke’s efforts, email invisible_illnesses@outlook.com or follow @invisibleillnesses2014 on Facebook.

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