Thrill-seekers are being urged to take to the skies for the ultimate adrenaline rush whilst showing their support for St Catherine’s Hospice.
The Lostock Hall charity hosts its next skydive in September and would like 30 people to take the plunge – its target in the 30th anniversary Give A Gift campaign with the Lancashire Evening Post.
“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 Glover, 24, from Euxton
There are just a few places left for the once-in-a-lifetime experience, and Victoria Glover, 24, from Euxton, who took on the challenge in March, is encouraging 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 raised £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.
To get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01772 629171.