25th February - St. Michaels Hospice
Charity Name: St Michaels Hospice
Date of Jump: 25th February 2012
Number of Jumpers: 48
Amount Raised: Over £12,000
Description: Fundraisers from the Harrogate district came together for a UK skydiving challenge that has already raised more than £12,000 for the charity. The money is still flowing in, this this amoun could still go higher. It will help provide specialised care for local people living with terminal illness and bereavement.
One of the jumpers who came to the dropzone is Peter Jones, who by himself raised a fantastic £2,000 in sponsorship, vowed to challenge himself to something new every month since turning 60 at the end of last year.
He said: “Before we went up, I’d have said that the part I enjoyed most was the fundraising I’ve done over the past few months. But now having done the skydive, all I want to do is get back up there! It was just awesome. I will be convincing my friends to do it with me next time because it is something you simply have to experience.”
Date of Next Event
The next skydive for Saint Michael’s takes place on Saturday March 24, with registration closing for on Friday March 2. It costs a minimum of £395 in total with £95 due at registration and the remaining amount of personal sponsorship due the day before the event.