John commented: “My skydive was an awesome experience and gave me a great buzz. It was fantastic knowing I was raising money for the hospice at the same time.
“The hospice was fantastic, the staff are so caring and I couldn’t have hoped for anything better in my wife’s last few weeks. I thought when Gean was admitted that she was going there to die, however the staff and her consultant, Dr Fletcher, were so amazing with her treatment it meant that she was able to came home and gave her an additional six weeks prior to her passing.”
St Catherine’s fundraiser, Emma Jacovelli, said: “It takes £5.2m to run St Catherine’s Hospice each year. We’re extremely grateful to John for raising £1,000 for the hospice, with his support we can continue providing care and support for local people when it matters most.”