still looking for a challenge in 2014 are being invited to take the plunge and
join a charity skydive in aid of Nottingham’s hospitals.
patients, staff and members of the public are being invited to sign up to the
sponsored event – and help raise money for charity in the process.

Hospitals Charity is looking for volunteers to take part in sponsored tandem
freefall parachute jumps from 10,000 ft at Langar Airfield in Nottinghamshire
on either Sunday 16th March or Sunday 15th June

need to raise a minimum of £395 in aid of the charity, and can nominate which
area of the hospital they would like to support. In return, they will receive
training and get the opportunity to complete an exhilarating skydive strapped
to an experienced instructor.

 “Many people like to set themselves a
challenge each year, and we’d urge those who haven’t already done so to think
about undertaking a sponsored skydive in 2014,” said Barbara Cathcart, Chief
Executive at Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

“Of course
it’s not for the faint-hearted, but those who have skydived previously say it’s
a pretty memorable experience.”

Last year
Nottingham University  Hospitals Trust
chief executive Peter Homa took part in a skydive for the Charity, along with
his wife and daughter. Peter
said: “The three of us all wanted to do something to support the hospitals
through fundraising and the skydive was a fantastic experience for us, really
exhilarating and fun. By fundraising for Nottingham Hospitals Charity, we can
all make a difference towards improving services for our patients, visitors and

Hospitals Charity exists to benefit patients, staff and facilities at
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust’s City Hospital, Queen’s Medical
Centre and Ropewalk House campuses. Donations are used to enhance patient care
by providing added extras such as specialist equipment, medical research and
staff development.

in the skydives can choose which area they wish to support, such as Nottingham
Children’s Hospital, breast cancer research, Hayward House hospice, the Cystic
Fibrosis Campaign or any other part of the hospitals.

interested in taking part or signing up should contact Nottingham Hospitals
Charity on charity@nuh.nhs.uk or 0115 9627905.

To find out
more about Nottingham Hospitals Charity, to make a donation or to get involved
in fundraising, go to www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk

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