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Take a leap of faith for hospice

17th February 2016

Skydive Katherine Thompson

A skydive event has been organised by St Richard’s Hospice and is offering the chance to take an adrenaline filled plunge to raise money for the charity and enjoy a great personal experience.

The skydive will take place at Hinton Airfield, Brackley in Northamptonshire on Father’s Day, Sunday 19th June and is a great way to raise funds to help the hospice continue to care for patients with life-limiting illnesses and support their loved ones.

The St Richard’s group jump day offers participants the experience of an adrenaline filled tandem dive from 10,000 feet up in the air, free-falling at 120mph with beautiful surrounding views before being expertly landed on the drop zone in front of your friends and family. On the day of the jump participants will receive full training and will be harnessed to a professional and experienced parachute instructor.

Jodi Brandwood, Challenges and Events Fundraiser, said: “We are so excited to be able to offer this annual event. It’s a fantastic personal experience and very popular with thrill-seekers. The event is also taking place on Father’s Day, and so offers an ideal opportunity for people to take part in a fun activity with their father, or in memory of their father or grandfather.”

Registration fee is £70 and if you are able to raise the minimum amount of sponsorship, St Richard’s Hospice will pay for your jump costs for you. Full fundraising support is available to help participants maximise sponsorship for their challenge.

For more information please call 01905 763963 or email Jodi on jbrandwood@strichards.org.uk or to register online visit our event page.  St Richard’s will be holding an additional group jump day on 4th September and other dates are available subject to the airfields availability.

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: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • 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.