A Weston Hospicecare supporter has taken the plunge from 15,000ft in memory of her father-in-law.

Clair Satchwell became the latest member of her family to support the hospice in memory of John Satchwell, who was cared for at the hospice before he died last year.

Clair’s 10-year-old son Finlay previously raised money for the hospice by doing a Michael Jackson-inspired dance routine, but this time it was Clair’s turn to do something special for the charity.

And although poor weather meant her challenge faced several postponements, she has now completed the amazing 15,000ft leap – and raised in excess of £1,100 for the hospice by doing it.  

Altogether, Clair raised an incredible £1,108, supported by an audience collection at a recent CSF Wrestling event at the Winter Gardens.

And despite some natural trepidation ahead of the event, Clair says she was thrilled to complete the jump – and describes the experience as ‘amazing’.

She said: “My father-in-law John was cared for at Weston Hospicecare before he died last year.

“Myself and his son nursed him in his final days at home, as this was his last wish.

“I did the skydive as I want more families to be able to have the amazing care we received.”

Clair’s contribution is gratefully received by the hospice, which needs to raise 80 per cent of its annual running costs through local fundraising.

Anyone who is keen to follow in Clair’s brave footsteps will get the chance later this year, as the hospice is currently finalising dates for two days of skydiving experiences.

To register your interest, email the hospice’s challenge manager Simon Angear on  simon.angear@westonhospicecare.org.uk

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