MORE than 30 high-flying daredevils have taken part in a sponsored tandem sky dive to help raise money for Children s Hospice South West. The brave volunteers leapt from a plane at heights of around 10,000-feet, reaching speeds of 120 miles per hour befor
MORE than 30 high-flying daredevils have taken part in a sponsored tandem sky dive to help raise money for Children's Hospice South West.The brave volunteers leapt from a plane at heights of around 10,000-feet, reaching speeds of 120 miles per hour before landing safely back on terra firma at Dunkeswell Airfield, near Honiton.Among the volunteers, Rick Dean, from Pilton, Barnstaple, chose to take part in the event in memory of his son Kierran who received end of life care at Little Bridge House. Rick's wife Julie, who volunteers on the reception at the Fremington hospice said: "It was Kierran's birthday on Wednesday, June 25 and he would have been 12 years old this year. "We felt that this would be the perfect way to mark his birthday and remember Kierran."Little Bridge House has been a great support to our family and even helped to arrange Kierran's funeral. Even now, the support continues."Due to popularity of event, the hospice is holding smaller group jump at the same venue on August 30. It is hoped the events will raise between £10,000 and £15,000 for the hospice.Ian Roome, projects coordinator for Children's Hospice South West, said: "I'd like to say a special thank you to all our skydivers for their support. I'm so pleased that so many people were able to jump on the day even though the weather was against us. The few that were unable to jump have all been re-scheduled for another day as it is better to be safe than sorry.