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United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity calls for people to take the plunge with annual skydive fundraising event





A hospital charity is calling for fundraisers to take the leap with a skydiving challenge in aid of the county’s NHS patients and staff.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity is getting ready for its annual freefalling event and is asking people to show support by signing up.

Taking place at Hibaldstow Airfield on Saturday, July 13, participants will have the chance to experience a 120mph skydive from 15,000, with up to seven minutes under a canopy, whilst harnessed to one of the British Skydiving qualified instructors.

The dive is due to take place at Hibaldstow Airfield on Saturday, July 13
The dive is due to take place at Hibaldstow Airfield on Saturday, July 13

Charity manager Ben Petts said: “This is the third year we have organised this event - previous feedback has been out of this world.

“Registration is £70 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £300 to take part in the event. We will be with you throughout the process and will be on hand to offer advice and support your fundraising.

“This really is a brilliant opportunity to not only take on a personal challenge but also support our charity and know that you are helping to make a real difference.”

One brave pharmacy technician from the Intensive Care Unit at Lincoln County, Sally Clarke, decided to tick skydiving off of her list of things to do in celebration of turning 60 this year.

“I have set myself the challenge of doing a sky dive this year, but I also see this as an opportunity to say thank you to the hospital teams who cared for my parents before they passed away,” she said.

“In my work, I get to see every day the incredible difference that the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity makes for patients and colleagues.

Sally Clarke has decided to challenge herself by taking part
Sally Clarke has decided to challenge herself by taking part

“I know that the money that I and others raise will be used to fund the additional extras to elevate the work of the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust that cannot be provided by the NHS.”

Those interested can find more information and sign up here.

Share your charity news at: news@lincsonline.co.uk



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