David’s skydive raises over £2000 for local hospice
Orginiall posted on, 24th July 2015
Managing director David has raised more than £2,000 for a local children’s hospice by skydiving from 15,000ft.
Despite being afraid of heights, he took the plunge for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice after being inspired to help the charity after taking part in Sheffield United’s most recent Christmas community visit.
David was also inspired by the story of Lara Spooner, the daughter of his school friend Jeremy, who frequently visits the hospice for treatment for Jouberts Syndrome which led to the base of Lara’s brain is not forming properly.
As a result of the illness six-year-old Lara finds muscle control particularly difficult, her retina is not formed properly and she can’t swallow.
“The commitment and bravery on show at the hospice just made me take a step back and realise the work that goes on there, and I wanted to do something to help,” said David.
“Bluebell Wood inspired me to conquer my fear of heights and raise as much as possible for a fantastic cause.
“It was an absolutely incredible experience, the most surreal thing I’ve done in my life, and I’m delighted to have raised more than £2,000 in the process.”
Lifelong Blade David plunged from 15,000ft with his Blades home shirt under his jacket and to his delight he was joined at Lincoln’s Hibaldstow Airfield by Blades legend Tony Currie.
David added: “I’d like to thank everyone who got behind the cause and donated, and also to everyone at Sheffield United for showing what a great family club it is and supporting the cause.” Donations to David’s JustGiving page have so far reached almost £2,500.