DAREDEVIL workers at the Galpharm Stadium are preparing for a charity parachute jump.
Members of staff are planning to take to the skies to raise money for equipment to help kidney patients at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Galpharm staff Tim Butters, Kevin Newell, Darren Blevins, Andrew Algar, Mark Singleton and retail manager Neil Hewitt have been inspired by stadium supervisor Jacqueline Brooksbank, 37, who suffers from kidney problems and has been on dialysis for seven years.
This means she is attached to a machine which cleans out waste from her blood, a function the kidneys would usually perform.
Jacqueline, from Lowerhouses, receives dialysis at St Luke's Hospital, Crosland Moor.
But soon the service is to be moved to HRI and she wants to mark the move by giving the hospital a £20,000 transonic machine.
This machine will allow patients to be tested to see if their fistulas are in good condition.
A fistula is created when an artery is joined to a vein through surgery, creating an access for the dialysis machine.
Patients who have trouble with their fistulas, like Jacqueline, need to have an access line inserted in their neck, a very painful procedure.
Jacqueline has had four operations to create better fistulas.
She said: "We want this machine so that people's fistulas can be tested, to see if they are packing up."
Jacqueline said the date for the parachute jump at York will be fixed once each daredevil has raised the £380 minimum sponsorship.
While she cannot take part herself she said she and her children - Richard, 17, and Stephanie, 16 - were grateful for the support of her colleagues.
Anyone who wants to sponsor the parachute jumpers should contact Jacqueline on 01484 469497.