The mother of a man killed in a hit-and-run at St Teath in 2019 has completed a skydive in his memory.
Ryan Saltern, 31, a husband and father to Cath and Harry, died when he was hit by a car while walking back from St Teath Carnival.
His mother, Helen, said she hoped to follow in her late son’s footsteps and complete a tandem skydive for charity.
“To mark my 60th birthday I decided to do a Tandem Skydive in memory of my son Ryan,” she said. “My Skydive took place on Saturday 12 May 2023, exactly 12 months to the day that Ryan was awarded Local Hero’s ‘in memory’ award by pirate FM.
“Ryan has always raised money for charities and did a Skydive himself, so I thought I would follow his example.”
Helen chose to undertaken her skydive in aid of Children’s Hospice South West as she understands “the pain and sadness a parent/s feel when you lose a child whatever their age”.
She added: “If I can help in a small way to raise funds for this charity and enable them to continue in the amazing support they offer families, then I have managed to turn a positive from a negative in memory of Ryan.”
Helen said the skydive was an emotional event for her: “I have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of people and have raise over £2,900. The skydive was amazing yet emotional, Cornish Parachuting Club were outstanding, put me at ease and made the day special.”
The Just Giving page is still running for another week if anyone would like to contribute: justgiving.com/fundraising/helen-saltern-ryanslaw