February 24, 2011 10.22 am This story is over 130 months old

City hospital staff take big leap for charity

Leap of faith: City hospital staff and friends skydived to raise money for a baby unit.

Seven staff members from Lincoln County Hospital have skydived to raise money for the Neonatal Unit.

The staff did their sponsored jump on February 12 and 19 at a Hibaldstow Airfield, near Brigg, skydiving from 15,000 feet.

Due to their giant leap, they have managed to raise over £2,000 for the Nocton neonatal unit.

Choice and Access Officer Toni Allen, Outpatient and Booking Officer Katie Hardy and Heath Care Support Worker Jodie Saunders and friends took part on the 12.

Bank Administration Assistant Benjamin McDowell and a friend leapt out of the plane on the later date.

Toni Allen (Pictured) said: “After a friend completed a skydive in October last year, it got us thinking that a skydive is something we would like to do and that it would be a great opportunity to raise some money for the hospital.

“The jump was exhilarating, we all had a brilliant time.”

Neonatal Clinical Nurse Educator on the Ward, Claire Gartland, said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone who took part and to all of those who sponsored the skydivers.

“The money donated will greatly help us to further improve the care for our premature and sick babies.”

Source: ULHT

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