Lincoln group skydive for local hospice

14th September 2015

From left to right: (Back row) James Mundy, Nicole Hagan, Emma Innesbeer, Chloe Cook (Front row) Sally Mundy, Richard Armstrong, Jamie Bendy and Jerry Innesbeer

Daredevil skydivers raise over £5,000 for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

On Sunday 6th September, a group of eight friends took the plunge in a tandem skydive at Hibaldstow airfield to raise money for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

Richard Armstrong, Emma Innesbeer, Jerry Innesbeer, Jamie Bendy, Sally and James Mundy, Nicole Hagan (16) and Chole Cook (16) collectively raised over £5,000 from jumping 15,000feet out of a plane.

Richard Armstrong rallied up his friends to tandem skydive after the hospice cared for his dad.

Richard said: “I decided to jump for St Barnabas because I was amazed by the wonderful support the staff were able to provide my Dad in his latter weeks. In turn this made the difficult time easier to accept, for me and my sister, and others close to him, who knew he was in caring and experienced hands. It was a fantastic and dedicated service.”

Sally Mundy decided to jump for the hospice because of the care her step mum is currently receiving.

Sally said: “My step mum is currently receiving outstanding care and support from the St Barnabas Hospice At Home team. We wanted to do our bit to raise valuable funds and to say thank you for all that St Barnabas is doing. My son James and I were also looking for a challenge and the tandem skydive was definitely that!”

Following the tandem jump, Jerry Innesbeer has signed up to take on a solo jump.

Jerry said: “I was very apprehensive on the morning of the jump, once we all got on the plane it was go, go, go! My instructor, Noel, was excellent. He was a very calming influence and made the whole thing a fabulous experience.”

Becky Otter, Events Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:

“Jumping out of plane from 15,000feet is an incredible achievement. We are truly grateful to anyone who undertakes this high flying challenge in aid of the hospice.

“I went along and supported the jumpers and it really was an incredible sight. I am urging anyone who wants to take on a big challenge to sign up today and help raise vital sponsorship for our hospice.”

To skydive for charity contact Becky Otter on [email protected] or call 01522 540 300.

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