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.
The 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.