48 brave people jump for St John’s!
48 people all completed a sky dive in aid of St John’s Hospice, raising over £13,000 profit so far.
On Saturday 25th March, all 48 jumpers, and their small army of supporters, descended upon the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham to raise vital funds for the local hospice. It was a glorious day with bright blue skies and low winds, perfect for throwing yourself out of a plane!
The total raised so far is £13,000 profit, and there is still some money coming in. All this money will go directly towards helping patients living with life shortening conditions in North Lancashire and South Lakes.
One of the jumpers, Lily Knight, said on Facebook, “Just want to say a massive thank you to the St John's fundraising team! Yesterday was excellent, I loved every minute and it felt so much better knowing I was doing it for a good cause!”.
Head of Fundraising at St John’s, Catherine Butterworth, who was also one of the 48 jumpers, said, “Wow, what an amazing experience on Saturday to join 47 fellow supporters as we all took on the challenge of jumping out of an areophane to support St John’s Hospice. For some, this challenge was about conquering fears, for others it was an opportunity to raise funds for a local charity close to their hearts. We all had one goal and one challenge, and I felt so privileged to have been part of what can only be described as an amazing and awesome day.”
Paul Yeoman, owner at Black Knights, was so pleased with how the hospice team organised the event, that he has decided to make the hospice his Charity of the Year. This will ensure a great future relationship. Due to the incredible demand and success of the event, the hospice will be hosting another event day on the 23rd September this year. Thanks to all who jumped and showed their support and everyone one in the community who has donated.
If you are interested in taking part in the next Jump for St John’s, please visit www.sjhospice.org.uk/jump.