Fearless feat raises £2,000 for hospice

A fearless sister who jumped from 10,000 feet for charity has raised £2,000 for Doncaster’s hospice.

Donna Caygill, who lives in Lower Dunsforth near York, did the tandem skydive earlier this month, setting off from Bridlington Airfield.

Donna decided to do the jump as her sister Diane, of Doncaster, who has pancreatic and liver cancer, uses the services of the Balby-based St John’s Hospice.

Brave Donna Caygill is pictured (centre) with Chris Smith (left) and Lindsey Richards, of St John’s Hospice.

Donna said: “I can’t thank or praise the guys at the hospice enough for what they have done and are currently still doing for my sister. They are amazing caring people who go above and beyond and deserve so much recognition.

“Jumping out of the plane was terrifying and I have never done anything like this before but it was worth it. Once I’d settled into the dive I really started to enjoy it. The scenery was beautiful with the snow on the ground. Doing the sky dive is something that I will never forget and I am very proud of myself for doing it.

“I want to thank my family and friends for supporting and sponsoring me and also the hospice, from the volunteers to medical staff and everyone behind the scenes. They all give 110% for patients and family support. It’s so important to give support to hospices as you never know what’s around the corner in life.

“We as a family are so grateful to St John’s and will continue to be in your debt forever for what the staff are doing and will continue to keep raising funds,” she added.

Chris Smith, the hospice’s Community Fundraiser, said: “I can’t thank Donna  enough for what she’s done!  It’s quite a feat. Every penny raised will go towards the comfort and the support of our patients.”

Anyone wanting to donate still can by visiting:  http://www.doitforcharity.com/DCAYGILL