Registration is now open for our Superhero Skydive.
Could you be a hospice hero?
Registration is now open for the Superhero Skydive in aid of Andy’s, the children’s hospice based here at St Andrew’s.
Daredevils and thrillseekers aged 16 and over are being urged to book their place before it’s too late, on what is one of the most popular challenges we organise.
It’s taking place on Saturday, May 27 at Hibaldstow Airfield, near Brigg, as part of nationwide Children’s Hospice Week celebrations.
Sophie Andrews, 22, took part last year. She was inspired to complete the feat because her five-year-old brother, Rio Jacombe, received care at the hospice.
“It was scary but my first thought was that I wanted to do it again,” she said. “It was a brilliant experience and I’d definitely do another, and definitely encourage anyone who’s interested to sign up. The hospice is such a good cause and has helped my family so much, so I wanted to give something back.”
Rio was born prematurely with trachea bronchial malacia, Down's Syndrome, chronic lung disease, Atrioventricular Septal Defect, partial deafness and two holes in his heart.
He has undergone surgery many times and has received care at the hospice, although he has now been discharged and is enjoying being at school.
His mum Nicola Hallett said: “He’s doing really well now. He’s still having 24-hour care and relies on me for his medical needs. He’s had a few more operations and still has some to face in the future.
“He’s loving school and is now walking, and into everything like a typical boy is.”
The jumps are tandem with an instructor, and participants are required to raise a minimum of £409, which includes the £209 skydive fee.
Register by March 27 online at www.standrewshospice.com/superheroskydive or call the hospice’s events manager, ZaZa Warren, on 01472 571268. Another hospice skydive is taking place on Saturday, September 16, also at Hibaldstow.