3rd Dec, 2016

Dive proves a thriller for one Pershore family

Aaron Wise 20th Jul, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A PERSHORE family have raised more than £3,500 from a charity skydive in memory of a husband and father.

Lesley Boother, along with her daughter Katie Bennett and son Neil Boother, recently took the leap of faith in memory of Colin Boother and in aid of St Richard’s Hospice, who cared for him before his death last year.

The trio joined other intrepid hospice supporters as they experienced the exhilaration of a skydive at Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield, Brackley.

They were cheered on by Colin and Lesley’s other sons John and Tom, who worked alongside Colin and Neil in the family plumbing business.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their families.

Each year the hospice team supports more than 2,600 patients and family members in Worcestershire with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

Mrs Bennett said: “Doing the skydive for St Richard’s Hospice was a fantastic experience. We’ll never forget the kindness and care we received at the hospice and we hope to do more fund-raising events in memory of dad soon.”

Mrs Boother said: “It pushed me out of my comfort zone. At 66-years-old it was something I never thought I’d do. It was terrifying really, but I’m so pleased to have done it and we’re thrilled to have raised more than £3,500 for a cause so close to our hearts.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/LesleyNeilKate to donate to the family’s fund or visit www.strichards.org.uk for more information.

The next hospice group skydive will take place on Saturday, September 4 and anyone interested in taking part should call the hospice on 01905 763963 to book a place.