Lucy Fowler-Tutt, Business Support Coordinator at Jobshop UK is going sky high in her pledge to raise funds for Lewis-Manning Hospice, a Poole-based charity that provides free care and support to local people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Lucy has always wanted to do a skydive and thought that this was an opportunity not to be missed. She said: “I heard that scaring yourself on a regular basis is good for your health so I thought I’d give it a go! I know a lot about Lewis-Manning Hospice as Jobshop UK supports them as their charity of the year so I wanted to raise as many funds for them as I could.”
On August 11 Lucy, along with ten other local people are taking part in ‘Leap for Lewis- Manning Hospice’, a tandem skydive at Salisbury Airfield.
The other jumpers who have decided to push themselves to the limits are Sara Sheppard of Lewis-Manning Hospice, Jane Edwards and Simon Collins of Aldridge Brownlee, Rachel Sharp of NFU Mutual, Stephen Nimmo of Chester Pearce Associates, Giles Brinkman of Pro Health Recruitment, Shauna Lines of Coles Miller and Robert and Steve Worth.
Participants have the opportunity to jump for free if they raise the minimum sponsorship of £395 to cover all costs.
Maria Tidy, Fundraising Manager at Lewis-Manning Hospice added: “Skydiving is a different way of raising money for charity. You can enjoy the excitement and thrills of freefall whilst feeling proud that you are making a positive difference to people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.”
2012 is Lewis-Manning Hospice’s 20th anniversary and they have recently moved into a brand new state of the art facility to expand their services which includes a day hospice, breathlessness and lymphoedema clinics and a bedded palliative care unit. The hospice also features a hairdressers, gym and outstanding views over looking Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island and the Purbecks.
To sponsor Lucy please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LUCYFT