Daredevil fundraisers sought for skydive to raise funds for charity

Daredevil fundraisers sought for skydive to raise funds for charity

by Tom Martin (May 2021)

BRAVE fundraisers are being sought for an 11,000ft skydive this summer in support of a local hospice.

St Joseph’s Hospice, in Thornton, will benefit from the event and locals are being asked to jump out of a plane in order to secure future funding for the facility.

The hospice provides end of life care for more than 200 patients every year in Merseyside and West Lancashire.

This is the hospice’s first ever skydive event, which will take place on Sunday, August 22.

Participants will jump from a height of 11,000ft, in tandem with their instructor, before experiencing a 120mph rush for approximately 30 seconds after leaving the aircraft. The instructor will then deploy the parachute and you will experience peace and quiet while you are slowly gliding back down to the ground.

Zoë Furnivall, fundraiser at St Joseph’s Hospice, said: “This is our first event skydive event and it’s really exciting because it offers people such an incredible experience and is something they will remember forever.

“After the year we have all had, what better way to get out there and do something amazing that will help us to fund hospice care for local families in the future.

“We have a limited number of places so please sign up now to avoid missing out.

“There are inevitably some restrictions with this event so please take a look at our website www.jospice.org.uk for all the details or you can call us on 0151 932 6044 or email events@jospice.org.uk.”

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