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Jump for a nurse! Registration now open for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s September skydive

By Daniel Face [email protected]

Published: June 13, 2024 | Updated: 13th June 2024

Registrations have opened for the Lewis-Manning Hospice Care Skydive, taking place on Saturday 21 September at Old Sarum Airfield in Salisbury.

Lewis-Manning logoParticipants will take an adrenaline-pumping 10,000ft leap into the skies to raise funds and awareness for hospice nurses and the vital service they provide to patients and their families across Poole, East Dorset, Purbeck and West Hampshire.

Each skydiver will be paired up with a hospice nurse and is invited to a ‘Meet the Nurses’ day at the hospice in Poole on Thursday 4 July from 12.30 to 2pm.

Lewis-Manning nurses are proudly supporting the campaign, and many have signed up to skydive themselves.

“I’ve seen first-hand the amazing people this money will support”, said staff nurse Hannah Quick.

“My patients show me every day how brave and courageous they are, so I feel it’s only right for me to do something out of my comfort zone!”

Among the brave individuals taking part is Ian Girling, CEO of Dorset Chamber of Commerce.

Ian Girling“I cannot wait to skydive for Lewis-Manning!” he said.

“I’ve been absolutely terrified of heights my whole life, and even experience vertigo when looking up at the sky.

“When I was asked to take part, I realised it would be a great opportunity to face my biggest fears, as well as raise money for a vital cause.

“The nurses at Lewis-Manning need our help, and I’m proud to support them as much as I can, to allow them to continue delivering extraordinary hospice care.”

Area fundraiser India Turner added: “We’re super proud of our amazing team of skydivers signed up so far.

“Their bravery will have such a positive impact for our nurses and allow them to continue delivering extraordinary hospice care.

“We’d urge anyone interested in joining in to register on our website.

“It’s going to be a fun day!”

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