Doncaster nurse to skydive from 15,000 feet to raise money for local hospice

A Sister at St John’s Hospice in Balby, Doncaster, is taking a massive jump to raise money for her work place.

Jo Brooks will be tandem skydiving 15,000 feet from a plane in September to raise vital funds for the hospice.  Jo is also on the lookout for a local business to kindly sponsor the £209 entry fee so all money raised can go directly to the hospice.

Money raised from Jo’s skydive will go to charitable funds which help pay towards complementary therapists, art therapists, volunteer expenses and the upkeep and improvement of hospice grounds for patients and families to spend time together.

Jo said: “I’m gearing myself up to do the skydive. I’m feeling quite nervous but also excited at the thought of throwing myself out of a plane! Doing it to raise money for the hospice is what spurs me on, because I know how much the people of Doncaster get from all of our services.”

Lindsey Richards also of St John’s Hospice, said: “We’re all delighted that Jo is doing something so daring to raise money for the hospice. It makes us extremely proud that our own staff are fundraising to support the services they are part of. Good luck for the jump Jo!”

Would you like to #JumpWithJo? The skydive takes place on September 21st. You can sign up alongside Jo to jump with her by contacting the hospice on 01302 796662 alternatively you can #JumpWithJo by sponsoring her at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LindseyRichards3

If you would like to become a sponsor of St John’s Hospice or fundraise by holding an event, please get in touch with the fundraising team on 01302 796662 or 01302 798391 to help the hospice reach its fundraising target of £300-500k this year. Alternatively you can donate here: http://www.stjohnshospicedoncaster.co.uk/fundraise/donate/

The hospice is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

Jo practicing for the big day

Jo practicing for the big day

Lindsay Richards of the hospice is pictured with Jo Brooks and Adam Boulton from Skydive Hibaldstow

Lindsay Richards of the hospice is pictured with Jo Brooks and Adam Boulton from Skydive Hibaldstow