Fearless fundraisers skydive to raise thousands for Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care
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A squad of fearless fundraisers leapt out of an aeroplane to raise thousands of pounds for Garden House Hospice Care.
Twenty-two daredevils took to the skies at Chatteris airfield in Cambridgeshire to plummet through the clouds in aid of the Letchworth-based hospice, which serves the communities of North Herts, Stevenage and beyond.
Those jumping included hospice staff, supporters and employees from corporate partners LV= Hitchin, TSB Stevenage, Sainsbury’s Hitchin and Tesco Baldock.
Chris Phillips, of Phillips Digital Print in Letchworth, also took the leap.
He said afterwards: “We’ve supported the hospice for many years now and this was an exciting opportunity I just couldn’t resist.
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“Despite the initial nerves, it was an amazing experience I will never forget.”
Chris’ comrades on the day included Steve Mellish, one of the hospice’s trustees – who was quick to sing the praises of all who took part.
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He said: “We would like to thank all our jumpers for going to such great lengths to support our work.
“We need to generate over £3.2 million income a year to continue our services – so every £1 they have raised really will make a difference.”
The total raised is still being totted up, but the hospice anticipates that it may bring in more than £11,000.
Anyone interested in taking part in a Garden House fundraising skydive in the future should call Katy Terry on 01462 679540.