Parachute Party in aid of hospice

The local charity is looking for groups of people to join them and dozens of other supporters to skydive on Saturday 16 July at Beccles Airfield.

The hospice is hoping to have a record number of people in St Elizabeth Hospice history jumping all in one day!

Joanne Rodger, St Elizabeth Hospice’s events and challenges fundraiser, said: “This year we are holding our first Parachute Party and we are looking for groups of friends, colleagues and families to enjoy the exhilarating experience of jumping out of a plane 10,000ft above ground – on the same day.”

Where possible, groups will be able to go up in the plane together, and skydive one after the other. Each skydiver is asked to pay a £50 deposit and to raise a minimum of £300 for the hospice.

Miss Rodger added: “We are hoping to have a record number of people in the hospice’s history jumping on the same day, all in aid of the hospice.

“All the money raised from the skydives will go towards improving life for people living with a progressive illness such as cancer, motor neurone disease and heart failure in East Suffolk.

“We already have 15 signed up, but if we have 50 people skydiving, we can raise thousands of pounds which would help make a huge difference to our patients and their families.”

There will be plenty of entertainment for spectators and the skydivers before and after they have jumped, with summer fete stalls such as popcorn, cake, BBQ, a bouncy castle and more, so all jumpers are encourage to bring the whole family to watch or join in!

For more information and to sign up visit, call 01473 723600 or email


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