Put your derrieres in the air for charity
The search is on for ten daredevils with a head for heights to sign up for a charity skydive in aid of Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals.
The Health Tree Foundation (HTF), the official charity of Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, is appealing for fundraisers to put their derrieres in the air to help raise funds for bowel cancer patients at Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospital.
Money raised from the event will go towards the HTF’s ‘Rear into Gear’ appeal which it launched in May.
Its aim is to raise £200,000 to buy two sets of state-of-the-art keyhole surgery equipment which will be used for patients with bowel conditions, including cancer, at both Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals.
The charity has ten skydive charity places up for grabs and is appealing for people to jump at the chance of skydiving from 15,000ft in aid of the local appeal.
Fundraisers are asked to pay £50 to secure their place and raise a minimum of £500 for the appeal. The event will take place on Saturday September 30 at Hibaldstow Skydive, Hibaldstow.
HTF community champion Hayley Thompson said: “The surgical equipment we want to buy will enable surgeons to perform the latest and most complex keyhole surgery procedures for patients undergoing bowel cancer and bowel related illnesses such as colitis and irritable bowel disease.”
If you would like to secure a place or would like to raise money for the charity please contact HTF community champions Hayley Thompson (Scunthorpe) on 03033 305672 or Lauren Alexander (Grimsby Hospital) 03033 304514.