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Sky dive returns to try and break £20,000 barrier

WSHC Sky Dive 2015 actionA popular annual charity sky dive which has raised more than £18,000 for West Suffolk Hospital is returning this year.

Fearless participants are now being sought by fundraisers at West Suffolk Hospital Charity to take part in this year's jump on Saturday 7 May.

First held in 2014, the tandem sky dive at Beccles Airfield has proved a popular event for the charity with participants able to identify the particular area of the hospital they would like to support.

In the past, areas have included the Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign, the hospital’s Macmillan Unit, the Rainbow Ward and ward F10.

Now it is hoped this year's jump will break through the £20,000 mark raised from the event with great interest already from brave hospital staff and members of the public alike.

Sue Smith, fundraising manager at West Suffolk Hospital Charity, said: "The sky dive has been both a great fundraiser and also a great event in bringing together staff and the community.

"The atmosphere on the day is something to behold and the fact anyone taking part can choose their own ward or department in the hospital has proved popular.

WSHC Sky Dive 2014 group"Having done a sky dive myself, I know what an amazing thrill and achievement it is, and I urge anyone even slightly interested to contact us today to find out more."

The sky dive will see participants jump out of a plane at 13,000 feet, reaching speeds of more than 120mph.

The charity is busy planning its summer programme of events including its flagship fundraiser, It's a Bury Knockout, which this year will be held on Sunday 24 July, once again at Hardwick Heath.

For more information on the sky dive or supporting the charity, please call 01284 712952 or email fundraising@wsh.nhs.uk.

 

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