A Leap of Faith

Huge congratulations to Joy Preece and Kirsty Prabucki, staff at Newton Abbot College, who faced their fears at the weekend and took part in a tandem skydive in aid of the College’s charity of the year, Rowcroft Hospice. Joy and Kirsty set themselves the challenge of skydiving from 15,000 feet to raise money for Rowcroft Hospice, and set their target at £790.00.  Within 10 weeks they managed to raise over £1,000 including Gift Aid from supportive family, friends and colleagues plus a few anonymous donors! [caption id="attachment_6522" align="aligncenter" width="439"]Kirsty and Joy at Dunkeswell Airfield, Honiton Kirsty and Joy at Dunkeswell Airfield, Honiton[/caption] Kirsty found the whole experience emotionally draining and said “I was approached by an older gentleman who told me he lost his brother this time last year and he had spent his last days in a hospice.  He then gave me some money to put towards our fundraising for Rowcroft Hospice.  It made me realise that whilst this jump was terrifying, and sixty seconds seemed like a lifetime, really it is so insignificant!” Joy said “Doing this jump has been a very humbling experience.  We’ve received generous donations and heard about experiences from people whose lives have been touched by Rowcroft Hospice.  It was the most terrifying and surreal, but amazing, thing I’ve ever done and I am so proud that Kirsty and I have managed to raise so much money for such a worthy cause.  A big thank you to everyone who donated.”

Kirsty Joy Skydive
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