A woman has raised £3,500 for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) in memory of her husband.
Joy Lloyd, 44, of Morpeth, raised the funds through a fundraising night and skydive in memory of Daniel Lloyd, 42, who died after an accident with a falling tree at Stocksfield in March 2014.
Mr Lloyd, a teacher at The Dales School, in Blyth, Northumberland, was flown to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary by GNAAS, but could not be saved.
The mother-of-one said: “Nothing will bring Dan back, we miss him every single day, but the amount of help and support we have received in his name is a testament to the wonderful man he was. He was a larger than life character – so happy and full of life.
“He was well known for playing his football and golf and loved by all the children he taught. Since the death of Dan, friends and family have raised such a huge amount to say thank you to GNAAS in his honour. I am extremely proud and humbled.”
Mrs Lloyd organised a fundraiser at the Waterford Lodge in Morpeth on Mr Lloyd’s birthday, January 17. More than 150 people attended to show their support.
She then took to the skies and completed a tandem skydive from 10,000ft at Peterlee Parachute Centre in Shotton Colliery on February 7.
Mandy Drake, head of fundraising at GNAAS, said: “We want to thank Joy for her continued support to the charity. The funds raised will go directly towards keeping our helicopter in the air and we are so grateful.”
Seven of Mr Lloyd’s friends also made a donation to the charity, after raising £1000 at a New Year’s Day dip at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.