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Family skydive from 15,000 feet for amethyst fund

A trio of family fundraisers took the plunge when they took to the skies in aid of Grimsby hospital.

A sister, brother and cousin pledged to do a parachute jump at Skydive Hibaldstow in memory of a family member.

Lyndsey Nicholls, of Grimsby, along with her brother Patrick Nicholls and their cousin Matthew Howard all jumped out of a plane at 15,000 feet.

The jump raised £800 money in memory of Lyndsey and Patrick’s dad, Patrick Nicholls who passed away 10 years ago, aged 57.

Lyndsey said: “My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer and was given just three months to live. He underwent treatment and managed to live for six months.  

“He fought cancer with dignity and courage to the very end. The staff on the Amethyst unit are dedicated professionals and the care they provided for my dad was second to none.”

Talking about the parachute jump, Lyndsey said: “My brother and cousin are real adrenalin junkies so they were fine but I was quite scared. It definitely helped seeing them jump first. I just kept thinking, I’m doing this for my dad.”

The Amethyst fund is within the Health Tree Foundation, the official charity of Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

Partnerships manager for the Health Tree Foundation said: “This is a wonderful donation from Lyndsey and her family. It will make such a difference to patients on the Amethyst unit.”

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