Teachers took plunge to help cancer funds

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More than £2,000 has been raised in memory of a teenager who lost his battle with cancer after teachers at his former school took to the skies.

Kath Hall, deputy office manager at The Long Eaton School, and Kim Bird, lead teacher of PE, took part in a tandem skydive in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

They took in the brave challenge in memory of former student Alex Hall, who lost his battle with bone cancer in December 2007, aged just 16.

Kath said: “Alex was an accomplished dancer who focused on tap, ballet, modern and jazz.

“As a budding actor, he had appeared at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal.

“He was also a member of the IBC School of Dance in Long Eaton, the Erewash Musical Society and had been nominated for a Ken Dodd award, given to the most promising young male dancers in the country. “

More than £2,000 has been raised in his memory by teachers and pupils since his death almost seven years ago.