Sky dive takes fundraising to new heights

24 May 2016

Thirty-eight brave supporters of Wigan and Leigh Hospice have thrown themselves out of a plane to raise money for the charity.

They travelled up to the Black Knights Parachute Centre just outside of Lancaster on Sunday with family and friends to cheer them on.

All skydivers had a choice of how high up they wanted to jump from with some choosing to dive from 11,000ft while others plunged from 15,000ft.

Keith Whalley from Hindley Green, raised almost £700 and jumped in memory of his wife who passed away at the Hospice last July. He said: "I really wanted to do the sky dive last year as my wife Julie had been in and out of the Hospice for a long time and I really wanted to do something to raise money for them. Sadly, Julie went downhill last May and so I wasn't able to do it but this year I felt it would be a really lovely way to remember her and do something really positive in her memory."

The sky dive is expected to raise thousands of pounds for the Hospice which has to raise £7,400 every day.

All of the photos from the Sky Dive can be found on Flickr.

Sky dive takes fundraising to new heights

Pictured: Neil Galvin, Maxine Galvin and Keith Whalley.

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Gareth Stokes with the Wigan & Leigh Hospice Elf, Wigalee.

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