We have had a super busy summer of abseils, skydives and wing walks!

On 10 June, Robert Hoy, Nicola Harrod , Bill Hanfrey, Paul Hally and Paul Marsden aka The Nifty Fifty Skydive Crew, marked turning fifty by leaping 10,000ft out of a plane! The group wanted to mark the occasion by doing something memorable to raise money to support the Hospice.

Doing a skydive was something that had been on their bucket lists, so they all decided to take the plunge. Robert’s son Louie and his friend Jess did their own skydive and collectively the group have raised over £8,000 in memory of loved ones cared for by our team.

Other skydivers include James and Ryan Chadwick, Amy Shackleford, William Livermore and Tyana McCalla  who all took the skies to raise money in memory of their loved ones. Check out Tyana’s experience here!

Paula Bish and Cathryn Melani abseiled off the Orbital Tower in the Olympic Park raising £650 on Sunday 12 June. Paula, who was initially terrified about the abseil, really enjoyed the experience and wanted to raise as much as possible in memory of her dad, David.

Jo Perrin took the sky in the most dramatic fashion when she completed a 10 minute ‘wing walk’ in March. Jo, who is scared of height, said told us “What an experience. Difficult to put into words but what I can say is I DID IT! ” Jo who raised over £1,300 took on this challenge because our Hospice team helped many of her friends and family in their final weeks, days and hours of life.

Hospice supporters trek across Hadrian’s Wall

Now read about our amazing trekkers who took on Hadrian’s Wall.

If you’ve been inspired by these amazing supporters get in touch with team@gbch.org.uk

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