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Daughter takes leap of faith in memory of Dad

6th May 2016

Sarah Booth and dad

A mother of two will be taking a leap of faith in aid of St Richard’s Hospice on Father’s Day in memory of her father.

Sarah Booth, a McTimoney chiropractor from Kemerton near Bredon, will be taking on the daring challenge on Sunday 19th June in memory of her dad, John Smith who was cared for by the hospice before his death in 2010 aged 59.

Ms Booth will join other intrepid hospice supporters as they experience the exhilaration of a skydive with an organised skydive at Hinton in the Hedges Airfield, Brackley.

The skydivers will experience the adrenalin rush of plunging 10,000 feet out of a plane at 120mph, harnessed to an experienced parachute instructor, before coming to a safe landing in front of friends and family. Among those supporting Ms Booth as she takes on this challenge will be her husband, daughter aged seven and son aged one.

Ms Booth said; “It is especially poignant for me to do my parachute jump on Father’s Day in honour of my dad and for the amazing work of St Richard’s. My dad, John, died at St Richard’s in April 2010 after a three year battle with cancer. He was 59. He was my hero and a very special dad, husband and grandad.

Sarah Booth June skydive“The amazing care and compassion all the staff gave to Dad and to us all as a family made the last ten days of his life much easier to bear as well as the support through his illness. We will be forever grateful. We were all treated with kindness and given so much support. St Richard’s is such a special place and I want to support other families in our local area who are going through the most difficult time in their lives.”

To donate to Sarah’s fund, visit www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Booth123/

The next St Richard’s Hospice group skydive will be Saturday 4th September. Anyone interested in taking part should visit the Skydive event page or call 01905 763963.