Give A Gift and take to the skies!
The charity hosts its next skydive in September and would like 30 people to take the plunge – their target in their 30th anniversary Give A Gift campaign with the Lancashire Evening Post.
There are just a few places left and Victoria Glover, a journalist at The Bee Radio who took on the challenge in March, encouraged people to give it a go.
Victoria, who visited the hospice on several occasions in the lead up to the jump to find out more about its work, said: “Skydiving for St Catherine’s Hospice was one of the best experiences of my life. Not only was the jump itself completely exhilarating, the whole process leading up to it was just fantastic and so rewarding.
“I met a number of people being cared for by staff at the hospice and I was overwhelmed by the variety of people receiving help. I had a preconception that hospices were for the elderly and it was eye-opening to see the broad cross section of people going through some really tough times – times which were made better by the hospice.”
Victoria, aged 24 and from Euxton, raised a brilliant £825 through the jump. She added: “I’m so proud that I was able to do this to support St Catherine’s with their work. Even if you’re scared by the thought of jumping out of a plane, don’t let that stop you from making a difference in your community. There really are so many people in our local area that wouldn’t have coped if it wasn’t for the fantastic care available at St Catherine’s.”
The skydive takes place on Saturday September 5 at the Black Knights Parachute Centre near Lancaster. Those taking part must commit to raising a minimum of £395 in sponsorship, which all goes towards raising the £5m needed to run St Catherine’s each year.
Emma Jacovelli, fundraiser at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “Our skydive is a once in a lifetime experience made all the more special this year by our 30th anniversary.
“We’re just a few skydivers short of our target and would love to hear from anyone who can help us reach our goal. If you’ve asked yourself in the past ‘what could I do for St Catherine’s?’ then why not consider this? The money you raise is vital for us to be able to continue delivering our services for local families affected by conditions like cancer, motor neurone disease and heart failure – both now and in the future.”
If you are interested in skydiving for St Catherine’s contact Emma: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01772 629171.
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