A WOMAN who suffers with motor neurone disease is set to take to the skies to raise money for a life-changing wet room for her home.
Michelle Lumb, from St Michael’s Avenue in Monk Bretton, has started an online fundraiser in a bid to help raise £4,000 by doing a skydive.
The funds will be split between the wet room conversion and a donation to the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.
The 48-year-old believes a wet room would be life-changing as it would allow her more space to properly wash herself.
Michelle told the Chronicle: “At the moment, my bathroom has a shower with a seat but I always bang my head quite badly on the railing - I don’t have enough space for my needs.
“A wet room would be life-changing for me to help me wash safely.
“Because of my condition, I struggle to get up and down the stairs on my own, I have difficulty swallowing and day-to-day activities become more difficult.
“I don’t have much mobility on my own, so the wet room would be incredibly beneficial.”
Despite the importance of the wet room, Michelle is sharing half of the proceeds with a cause close to her heart.
“I didn’t want to just raise something for myself, so half of the money raised will be donated to the MND Association,” said Michelle.
“The team are fantastic and any awareness I can spread will be worthwhile to highlight the work it does.
“I’m really scared of flying and heights so it will be quite the challenge. It’s out of my comfort zone but I’m also excited to raise some money.
“So far, the campaign has raised more than £1,600 which is fantastic.
“I’m aiming to raise £4,000 so that £2,000 can be used for the wet room conversion and the other £2,000 can be donated to the charity.
“Thank you to everyone for their support so far.”
To donate to Michelle’s fundraiser, visit Go Fund Me’s website and search her name.
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