Up, up and away for the Chemo Appeal

Debbie Hadley prepares to leap out of a perfectly good aeroplane for the the Chemo Appeal.

Debbie Hadley prepares to leap out of a perfectly good aeroplane for the the Chemo Appeal. - Credit: Archant

Skydivers raise £4,300 with charity jump – and you can have a go too this July at the Superheroes Skydive.

Fundraiser Julie Whitton pictured with skydivers Harry Bentley, Amanda Richmond, Debbie Hadley, Alek

Fundraiser Julie Whitton pictured with skydivers Harry Bentley, Amanda Richmond, Debbie Hadley, Aleks Pytlik, Victoria Shaw, Jan Cooke, Deanna Jeffery and Shona Ziepke. - Credit: Archant

INTREPID skydivers have taken to the skies – before plummeting back to the ground – for the Chemotherapy Appeal.

The group of eight raised more than £4,300 for the Chemotherapy Appeal. Debbie Hadley was joined by B&Q staff Harry Bentley and Amanda Richmond, Hospital employee Aleks Pytlik and fundraisers Victoria Shaw, Jan Cooke, Deanna Jeffery and Shona Ziepke.

“The experience was awesome and I raised over £1,000 for such a worthwhile cause,” said Debbie.

Fundraiser Julie Whitton added: “Skydiving is one of our most popular events, and everyone who has taken part enjoys the adrenaline rush and thrill of taking part, and it is a great way of raising funds for the Chemotherapy Appeal.”


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There is another opportunity to take the plunge, with a Superhero Skydive at Dunkeswell Airfield on Saturday, July 5.

Nurses, radiologists and others are already signed up as Catwoman, Batman, Robin and the Incredible Hulk, but anyone who wants to be a superhero for the day is invited to join the team.

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“The event is organised by Skydive who will take you 15,000 ft into the sky, the highest altitude in the world without needing extra oxygen,” said Julie.

“The tandem skydives are an easy and enjoyable way to experience the thrills of skydiving without having to learn how.”

In addition the charity offers a jump for free scheme. If you would like to take part call 01271 311772 or email ndht.charity@nhs.net

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