World cup referee’s wife reaches new heights for South Yorkshire charity

The wife of former World Cup referee and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice patron Howard Webb is taking her fundraising to new heights.

Despite having a fear of flying, Kay Webb has signed up for a sponsored skydive along with 40 other fundraisers.

She will jump from a height of 15,000ft on Sunday, July 12, with funds going to the North Anston-based hospice, which cares for children with life limiting conditions and supports their families.

“I am really nervous but also excited – I am petrified of flying but wanted to really challenge myself,” said Kay.

“I wanted to do something different to raise money and awareness of Bluebell Wood’s fabulous work.

“Bluebell Wood is there for children and families at tough times, so I felt the least I could do was a skydive to help keep that vital support going.”

“Howard will be there to cheer me on the day and is pleased I can support Bluebell Wood in this way.”

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice cares for 200 children and families a year and costs more than £3 million a year to run.

Kay hopes to raise around £1,000 through her jump.

Jo Berry, events fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “We are thrilled to have Kay in our skydive team.

“We are here to make every moment count for our children and families, so it’s great to have the support of our patrons at this annual event.

“We hold two skydives every year, our next one is in October.

“We are a charity that asks people to have fun while they fundraise for us and we appreciate all of the time and money dedicate to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.”

Visit to sponsor Kay.