Family skydive together to support the charity

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A family from Beaconsfield are taking on the challenge of stepping out of an aeroplane at 10,000ft to raise funds for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity on 13th May.

Lindsey’s husband Gavin has been living with cancer for the past six years and is now receiving support from the palliative care team at Florence Nightingale Hospice.

“After raising money over the last few years for Cancer Research UK and MacMillan, we were thinking about what our next challenge could be.  Gavin was admitted into the Hospice back in March and I saw a poster about skydives there.  Our younger son, Scott, had always wanted to do a skydive and had twisted my arm that we should do one for charity and Ross, our elder son, has signed up as well, even though he hates heights! We wanted to raise funds for the Hospice who are doing so much for Gavin,” said Lindsey.

The family have already smashed their fundraising target and raised over £7,000 for their jump.

 “I am really anxious about the jump, but we are determined to do it to show our thanks for the team who are supporting the whole family.  Gavin will be waiting on the ground with his fingers and toes crossed for us.  The Hospice does an amazing job – they have such an important role in the community but it is only when you have experienced it that you realise just how vital the service is.”

Feeling inspired?  We are holding another sky dive challenge event this autumn on Saturday 7th October.  For more information and to sign up, please visit www.fnhospice.org.uk/skydive or call 01296 429975.

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