Skydivers take the plunge and raise thousands

PUBLISHED: 13:30 25 July 2019 | UPDATED: 13:30 25 July 2019

The parachutists raised �6,000 for the hospice Picture: ST NICHOLAS HOSPICE CARE

The parachutists raised �6,000 for the hospice Picture: ST NICHOLAS HOSPICE CARE


A daring bunch of fundraisers plunged 10,000ft and raised £6,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The 13 daredevils took part in the Bury St Edmunds-based hospice's annual skydive day at Beccles Airfield.

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They beat last year's total of £5,680 and hospice events fundraiser Lizzie Cross said: "I am so proud that our skydivers have managed to raise a total of £6,000 between them.

"Completing a skydive is definitely a bucket list challenge and I am so pleased that so many chose to combine this with raising funds for the hospice.

"Well done to everyone who took part, and of course everyone who supported our skydivers."

The money raised from the day will be used to support the hospice as it continues to help those across West Suffolk and Thetford facing dying, death and grief.

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