Fundraising reaches new heights

By Surrey and Hants News in Charity

Fundraisers reached new heights for the hospice care charity Phyllis Tuckwell this month when 14 people abseiled down Guildford Catheral and another 14 jumped out of a plane and skydived to earth.

The skydive took place in Netheravon, Wiltshire, where the Army Parachute Association provided those taking part with an in-depth training session. Each was then attached to one of their experienced tandem instructors and flown to 12,000ft to make the jump - and experienced freefall speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour before their instructor deployed the parachute canopy to begin the five-minute descent to the landing zone.

“We would like to thank all of our amazing fundraisers who took part in one of these two challenges, helping to fund the vital care which we provide for patients and families in west Surrey and north-east Hampshire,” said Fiona Chapman, eventsfundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell.

“We have to raise over £20,000 a day, and sponsored fundraising events such as these are hugely important in helping us to do this.”

To take part in Phyllis Tuckwell’s next skydive or to find out more about raising money for the charity, visit www.pth.org.uk/event-diary, email [email protected] or call 01252 729446.