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Hospice supporter takes leap of faith

5th August 2015

A teenager from Evesham has taken a leap of faith as she experienced the exhilaration of a skydive in aid of St Richard’s Hospice.

Courtney Greenhill, aged 16 from Evesham, took part in in an organised skydive at Hinton in the Hedges Airfield, Brackley, in memory of her father, Stephen Greenhill, who was cared for by the hospice before his death in 2007.

Courtney, who is a student at Prince Henry’s High School had wanted to complete a skydive for a number of years, but had to wait until after her 16th birthday in April to take on her dream challenge.

TheCourtney Greenhill skydive intrepid student felt 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. Her sponsored challenge has so far raised £1725 to help the hospice care for patients with life-threatening illnesses and support their loved ones.

Courtney said; “I am a bit of an adrenalin junkie and enjoy exhilarating rides but have never done anything like this before. I really enjoyed the skydive and would gladly do it again. St Richard’s Hospice provided care and support to our family through a very difficult time. We have always supported the hospice but I felt it was time for me to take the plunge and put my adrenalin to the limit in order to raise a significant amount of money as without St Richard’s many families, including mine, would not be where they are today.”

To donate to Courtney’s fund, visit www.justgiving.com/courtneygreenhill

The next St Richard’s Hospice group skydive will be Saturday 12th September. If you are interested in taking part please visit the Skydive events page or call the fundraising team on 01905 763963.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.