The team at the Norfolk Hospice are getting stuck into supporting the charity by facing their fears and challenging themselves to do something amazing while raising funds for the Hospice.

On 20th May five members of nursing staff from the recently opened inpatient unit at the hospice in Hillington are taking to the skies to take part in a skydive for the charity.  The jump, which will take place at Beccles Airfield through UK Parachuting Ltd will see them jump from 13,000ft and fall at speeds of up to 120mph. The team from the hospice are looking for other like-minded thrill seekers to join them and the eight other supporters signed up to skydive in May.

Sarah Hemment, one of the registered nurses taking part in the skydive said,

We wanted to do something fun and challenging to raise funds for our patients care as the Hospice has to raise 65% of the funds needed to provide care through events like this. We are also hoping that by taking part we can raise awareness of the magnificent facility that we work in. We are all really looking forward to the jump.

If a skydive isn’t your thing, then the month of May brings another challenge opportunity for hospice supporters.  The Grand East Anglia Run will once again take place in King’s Lynn on Sunday 6th May and the charity is recruiting runners to join their team. The 10km run takes a truly scenic route, taking in the pretty town centre, the River Ouse pathway,  The Walks as well as a number of iconic,  historical buildings such as the Red Mount, the Custom House and Greyfriars Tower.  The Hospice’s 2018 GEAR team currently includes a member of the Edwards & Blake on-site catering team and the charities Marketing Coordinator – anyone wishing to join them in the challenge will receive a Norfolk Hospice t-shirt to take part in.

For more information about either of the challenges, contact Lindsey Atkin on 01485 601701.