A fearless foursome from South Yorkshire have raised over £10,000 for our Doncaster based hospice by plunging 15,000 feet from the sky!
The team all came together to raise money to support our St John’s Hospice in Balby, Doncaster.
Julie French, who raised £6074 of the total said: “I have a deep connection with the hospice, my partner Gary Perkins, a country singer, sadly passed away after spending two weeks in there last year. I saw and experienced first-hand how caring and amazing the staff are, I wanted to do something to raise money as a thank you and thought, why not a skydive?!
“I’m so glad I did it, I couldn’t stop smiling all the way through. The feeling was amazing. I’m so thankful to Gary’s fans who helped me raise such a huge amount of money. I’m hoping the money can be put to good use to support patients and their families.”
The three other daredevils who plunged the 15,000 feet were Jo Brooks who is a Sister at the hospice, Jo raised £1806. Kevin Smallman who works for Pacy & Wheatley Ltd, who sponsor two local charities a year raised £630 and Joe Threadgold a volunteer driver at the hospice raised £1250, also a heartfelt thank you to Rebecca Leslie who added £1020 to the pot.
Between the four the current amount of money raised sits at £10,780 with some donations and gift aid still to be added.
Lindsey Richards of the hospice said: “We are all in awe at the huge amount of money that has been raised by the fearless foursome. The money will help towards enhancing our patient environment. We cannot thank the four of you enough. Well done to each of you for your amazing efforts and a special thank you to Rebecca who kindly raised money and added to this fantastic amount!”
To find out about supporting your local hospice by becoming a sponsor or to fundraise by holding an event, please contact the fundraising team on 01302 796662 or 01302 798391. Alternatively you can donate here:
St John’s Hospice is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).