A brave Doncaster nan is going to skydive from 15,000 feet to raise money for the local hospice.
Sheila Barnes, 76, of Warmsworth, who is the lead governor at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), will take the giant leap in a tandem jump and is aiming to raise as much money as possible for the St John’s Hospice Development Appeal.
The appeal aims to raise £500,000 towards a £1.8 million redevelopment of the Doncaster-based hospice. It will see the hospice on Weston Road, Balby, completely renovated to provide a modern, welcoming, comforting and supportive environment for Doncaster’s patients facing a life-limiting illness – which include cancer - along with their families, carers and friends.
Nan-of-six Sheila, pictured, who has previously skydived and raised £2,500 for the initiative called ‘away from it all holiday project’ via the Mothers’ Union in the Sheffield diocese, said: “I’m not scared. The hardest part is getting into the plane because of all the gear you have to wear. I’m looking forward to doing the feat and I want to raise as much money as possible for the hospice’s appeal.”
Sheila will do the jump later in the year, setting off from Hibalstow airfield in North Lincolnshire
Anyone wanting to sponsor Sheila should email firstname.lastname@example.org