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Leap of Faith: Jump for a Nurse!

by | Jun 12, 2024 | Events, Fundraising, News | 0 comments

Registrations have opened for the Lewis-Manning Hospice Care Skydive, which takes place on Saturday 21st September at Old Sarum Airfield in Salisbury.

Participants will be taking an adrenaline-pumping 10,000ft leap into the skies to raise essential funds and awareness of the hospice nurses and the vital services they provide in our community at Lewis-Manning.

This unique event not only promises an unforgettable experience but also offers participants a chance to learn more about the incredible work that the hospice nurses do supporting patients and their families impacted by life limiting illnesses across Poole, East Dorset, Purbeck and West Hampshire. Skydivers will be paired up with a hospice nurse and will support the vital work they do in our communities every day in hospice hubs and in patient’s homes.

A ’Meet the Nurses’ event will be held at the hospice in Poole on the Thursday 4th of July, from 12.30 – 2pm, where skydivers can visit the hospice and hear about the vital work first hand from the clinical team.

The nurses are proudly supporting the campaign and many have signed up to skydive themselves. Staff Nurse Hannah Quick said “I have seen first hand the amazing people this money will support. My patients show me every day how brave and courageous they are, so I feel it’s only right for me to do something out of my comfort zone!”

Among the brave individuals taking part is Ian Girling, CEO of Dorset Chamber of Commerce. With a life-long fear of heights, Ian is facing the challenge head-on.

Ian advised, “I cannot wait to skydive for Lewis-Manning! I have been absolutely terrified of heights my whole life and even experience vertigo when looking up at the sky. When I was asked to take part, I realised it would be a great opportunity to face my biggest fears, as well as raise money for a vital cause. The nurses at Lewis-Manning need our help, and I am proud to support them as much as I can, to allow them to continue delivering extraordinary hospice care.”

Area fundraiser India Turner said, “We are super proud of our amazing team of skydivers signed up so far. Their bravery will have such a positive impact for our nurses and allow them to continue delivering extraordinary hospice care. We would urge anyone interested in joining in, to register on our web site.  It’s going to be a fun day!”



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