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Group prepares to take to the skies for charity

Brave hospital staff members will join forces with members of the community to embark on a sky dive for the Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign.

A fantastic 14 people will take to the skies later this month to raise money for the appeal which has seen more than £10,000 raised in just three months.

West Suffolk Hospital's dementia trainer Maggie Woodhouse will be joined by fellow staff members Lucy Kroon, Angie Manning, Lucy Whent, Jess Davies, Joanne Hayward, Elliott Stubbs, Jessica Pawson and Rebecca Cox.

The jump on Saturday 28 June will also see Becky Nicholson, Laura Bloomfield - who is taking part in the charity jump to celebrate her 18th birthday - and Matthew Rawlings, from West Suffolk College.

While Imma Parlato and Lee Warwick, from Bury-based UK Power Networks, will be taking part in the jump and then West Suffolk Hospital Charity's It's a Bury Knockout on Sunday 13th July.

Dave Gooderham, Fundraising Manager, said: "The sky dive started with a chance encounter from a member of the public telling me they always wanted to do it - and help the hospital at the same time.

"From there, it has grown and grown with staff members and the community alike getting on board.

"It should be a great day and we would like to thank all the participants for being braver than me - and also everyone who has supported their fundraising efforts."

In addition to the Forget-Me-Not fundraisers, a further 11 people will also be taking part to raise money for other areas of the hospital - with participants allowed to identify the particular charitable trust fund they wanted to support.

  • Members of the fundraising team and the hospital\'s dementia specialists will be at Sainsburys in Mildenhall on Friday morning between 9am and 1pm to talk about the campaign.

 

 

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