19th August 2019

Postman to take on skydive challenge

A daring postman is set to take to the skies in a tandem skydive to raise money for a hospice close to his heart.

Phill Grubb will soar to heights of 10,000ft before taking the plunge on Sunday, September 8.

The challenge will take place at Hinton Airfield in Northamptonshire and is part of a group skydiving day raising money for St Richard’s Hospice.

Mr Grubb, aged 33, said: “I’m absolutely terrified with the idea as coping with heights is certainly not my strong point. However, I am excited with the idea of raising money for a fantastic cause.

“I have chosen to do this challenge, as I want to do something for St Richard’s – and at the same time push myself out of my comfort zone.”

Mr Grubb, who works in Malvern, has supported St Richard’s over a number of years – however, this is the first challenge he has taken on for the charity.

“They looked after my uncle and helped make him comfortable,” he explained.

“This year my brother, Mike, unfortunately had a brain tumour which took his life so quickly he didn’t make it to St Richard’s – but I know if he did he would have been looked after.”

So far, Mr Grubb has raised more than £700 towards a target of £1,000. To donate, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/Phill-Grubb

Alison Parkes, St Richard’s Hospice Fundraiser, said: “We are so impressed by Phill’s decision to take on a skydive – despite a fear of heights!

“We wish him all the best for the challenge and are sure he will make great memories to last a lifetime.

“It is only thanks to the support of people like Phill who raise money for our care, that we can continue providing our services to patients and loved ones when they need us most.”

Places are still available for the St Richard’s Hospice September Skydive. To find out more and sign-up visit www.strichards.org.uk/september-skydive

Or, to sign-up for the Santa Skydive taking place on Sunday, December 8, visit www.strichards.org.uk/santa-skydive