Our brave supporters take the plunge in aid of Nottingham Hospitals!

Nichola Allen skydiving through the sky whilst wearing a Nottingham Hospitals Charity t-shirt and is attached to a professional skydiver in a yellow helmet

Posted on: 24 May 2021

Last week an intrepid group of Nottingham Hospitals Charity supporters took the ultimate plunge to raise money for their chosen area of our hospitals. 

Nine brave individuals travelled to their nearest airfield at Langar or Peterborough, strapped on parachutes, and jumped out of a plane at 15,000ft to take on tandem skydives, raising a fantastic amount of money for Nottingham’s NHS Hospitals.

Jumpers included hospital staff members from the gynaecology department, a mum of eight whose baby daughter’s life was saved at the Neonatal Unit, and a young woman who chose to mark her 21st birthday by taking on the skydive in memory of her twin sister who was sadly stillborn.

Benita Brear, Gynaecology Services Matron at Nottingham Hospitals, who took on the skydive with three of her colleagues, said: “What an exhilarating experience! Having waited over a year we all launched ourselves out of an open doorway 15,000 feet above ground, landing safely.

“What a great experience – a real sense of teamwork which has culminated in the team raising money for a worthy cause indeed. Some of us might just try this again!”

Four nurses stand by blue and pink wings whilst wearing Nottingham Hospitals Charity t-shirts
The group of jumpers have raised a phenomenal total of more than £8,400 for their chosen areas of Nottingham Hospitals.

We’d like to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ and ‘WELL DONE’ to all our amazing supporters who took on the tandem skydive.

If you’re feeling brave and want to take on an adrenaline-filled challenge to raise money for your chosen area of our hospitals, why not sign up to skydive for us? Find out more today!


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