From left, Shaun Milford, Steve Soal, Alistair MacKinnon, Gemma MacKinnon and Ben Johnson.
A CHARITY skydive has raised almost £4,000 to help a little girl with brain damage.
Sophie MacKinnon, two, has had six brain operations after she was born 13 weeks prematurely with cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus.
Her parents, Gemma and Alistair MacKinnon, of Eddington Road, Seaview, have been raising money through their Facebook page, Sophie’s Smiles, to buy specialist equipment to help Sophie lead a normal life.
They have now raised £3,900 following a skydive with Shaun Milford, Steve Soal and Ben Johnson.
Gemma said: "It will go a long way to help buy Sophie the equipment she needs. We have already bought her a walking frame which, hopefully, will help her walk unaided one day. We want to say a big thank-you to Shaun, Steve and Ben for everything they have done and we are very excited about what the money could mean for Sophie’s future.
"I also want to say thank-you to Sophie’s nursery, Chatterbox, in Ryde, for the fantastic help and support they offer Sophie.
"They go above and beyond their duty of care and I honestly don’t know what I would do without them."