Fundraisers take plunge for Beckton hospice

Two courageous colleagues took the plunge and jumped from a plane to raise cash for a children’s hospice.

Natasha Reynolds, events fundraiser, and Hannah Bosley, community fundraiser, launched themselves out of a plane at 13,000 feet to raise money and awareness for the hospice.

The girls took up the challenge for fellow fundraiser Harry Singh. Harry, a young adult at Richard House, was unable to complete the skydive due to his condition.

Harry, 24, is the inspiration behind the Harry’s Million campaign, which aims to raise �1 million in next three years for the Beckton based hospice. Hannah, from Maidstone, said: “It was fantastic. Free-falling through the clouds is like the most incredible rollercoaster ride.

“I’m petrified of heights so it was very brave of me. When you come out of the plane you just don’t know what to expect but I can honestly say I smiled all the way down.”

Natasha, from Hackney, said: “The skydive was amazing. I was terrified and thought I might be sick with nerves but when it came to the jump it was incredible and I loved it.

“We wanted to jump for Harry. We hope we have helped raise awareness of his campaign and the money raised will make such a difference to the children and young people at the hospice.”

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The tandem skydive took place on May 7 above Northamptonshire.

Richard House provides care and support for life-limited children and those with complex healthcare conditions and their families from across east and north east London.

If you want to jump for Richard House, go to www.richardhouse.org.uk/events.

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