Daredevil skydiver raises £480 for St Nicholas Hospice Care

A daredevil fundraiser took to the skies in aid of a local hospice to mark a birthday milestone.

Becci Wilkinson decided she wanted her 30th birthday to be an occasion to remember so decided to take a leap of faith and jump out of a plane with a 10,000ft tandem skydive to raise £480 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Becci said: “The whole experience was surreal, that’s really the only way I can describe it. It was weird, on the day I wasn’t nervous at all, I was just stood there and I kept thinking any minute now the nerves are going to kick in but they didn’t.

“The whole thing was just amazing and being able to do it for charity really was an amazing bonus. I would definitely do it again – it was just all over so quickly.”

Becci, who lives in Cockfield, visited the charity’s Bury hospice last Friday, November 3, to hand over the funds raised from her sky-high efforts which took place at Beccles Airfield on September 16.

“When I told my family what I was planning I think they thought I was crazy, but I really wanted to do something different for my 30th,” added Becci.

The funds Becci has raised will help the charity continue to provide care and support for those across west Suffolk and Thetford in the final chapters of their lives.

Charlie De-Moore, hospice events fundraiser, said: “We are very grateful to Becci for her fundraising efforts and so pleased she chose to mark her 30th birthday by raising funds for the hospice.

“The money Becci has raised will help us provide support for our patients, their families and carers in west Suffolk and Thetford. Well done Becci.”

To find out more about the hospice visit www.stnicholashospice.org.uk

Pictured above, left to right, hospice events fundraiser, alongside fundraiser Becci Wilkinson who raised £480 for the hospice with her skydive.

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