Skydivers take the plunge and raise thousands

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 - Credit: 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.

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."


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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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