Students take the plunge in charity skydive
The team of 10, including Laura Davies and Megan Shaw who are both in their second year of a Business Management degree at Leeds Beckett University, all work for Stockeld Park, a children’s adventure park located between Harrogate and Leeds. Other team mates joining them include Leeds University and York St John University students, Phoebe Swaby and Nicole Hoyle.
The Saint Michael’s Hospice ‘You’re Inspired Challenge’ pits teams of up to 10 members against each other in an Apprentice-style competition as they turn a £100 investment loan into as much money as possible for the charity, which cares for local people living with terminal illness and bereavement. The student team are going to skydive on Thursday 15 October at Hibaldstow in North Lincolnshire, the location of the UK’s highest skydive.
Laura explained: “For the second year, we are taking part in the Challenge. Last year we raised £6500 for the charity through several initiatives: our colleague Kazia Knight shaved her head and another team mate, Alice Janulewicz, did a skydive in her chief elf costume that she wore to work in the Stockeld Park Christmas grotto. We also held tombolas, and sold magic potions and Christmas letter packs in our gift shop. This year we are aiming to raise even more. Saint Michael's is a local charity to us and we really appreciate the work they do for our community.”
You can support the team’s Challenge by donating at https://www.justgiving.com/Phoebe-Swaby1/.
For more information about the Saint Michael's Hospice ‘You’re Inspired Challenge’, please visit http://bit.ly/YoureInspiredChallenge. St Michael’s Hospice aims to improve the lives of sufferers of terminal illnesses and their families by providing the best end-of-life care possible in a variety of different ways. Nearly 80% of income needed to sustain their services is raised through voluntary contributions and fundraising.