Wirral man to fall 10,000 feet for hospice in mum's memory

Will Rowlands

Will Rowlands

First published in Wirral Globe: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A WIRRAL man whose mother lost a brave battle with cancer will fall 10,000 from a plane to raise funds for the hospice that cared for her.

Will Rowlands' mum, Diane, was diagnosed last year and died at Wirral Hospice St John's on March 29. He wanted to leave a legacy in her name and will take part in the skydive on Friday, June 20.

He said: "I'm really looking forward to the day – having been signed up for so long now, I’m just itching to get on that plane and get going!

“Being able to give something back to the incredible people at Wirral Hospice is just a small way for me, my family and my mum to say thank you for the care and support Wirral Hospice give to those who need it most”.

“My fundraising has been fantastic! I managed to hit my target a few weeks ago by sharing my Just Giving page on Facebook. The support I have received is incredible.

“My partner Lucinda has been sharing my challenge with her friends and colleagues – she’s more excited for me to fall out of the plane than I am!”

Sponsored charity skydives are a fantastic way for supporters to embrace a challenge and raise money for a good cause. The experience can never be forgotten and is one that makes a huge difference to the charity.

Kerry Threadgill, fundraising co-ordinator for Wirral Hospice St John’s, said. “We are thrilled with the incredible amount Will has raised for the Hospice so far!

“Even though he is currently going through a very sad time, he has been 100% dedicated to raising as much as he can in support of our good work. By facing his fear, he has raised £1,190.41 for Wirral Hospice, which is just amazing!

To find out more about skydiving for Wirral Hospice, email kerryt@wirralhospice.org

To sponsor Will, visit www.justgiving.com/William-Rowlands2

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