This weekend a handful of dare-devil Greenfingers supporters bravely took part in a parachute jump to raise money for the charity. This team of intrepid jumpers hurled themselves out of a plane to raise funds for Greenfingers next planned garden at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield.
The jump took place at Netheravon under a clear blue sky in the stunning Wiltshire countryside under the capable guidance of the Army Parachute Association.
Amongst the brave jumpers were Grace Meehan, a buyer for Homebase and Phillippa Stubbs from the British Garden Centre.
The challenge was inspired by LOFA’s Phil Gibbs, who is a keen skydiver, and was on hand on the day to give the jumpers extra support and encouragement, along with other supporters including Simon and Caroline Quinton-Smith and Spencer Goodall.
The event has raised £4,500 so far – a figure that is expected to rise – with Grace Meehan raising £1,000, which will be matched by a £400 donation from Homebase. Philippa Stubbs raised an impressive £400 in just three days after signing up for the jump only a few days before.
This will help Greenfingers to improve two gardens spaces at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield. The reflective and peaceful areas outside the hospice’s end of life suites will provide great comfort to grieving families.
Greenfingers would like to thank all of the jumpers and their friends and family for their wonderful support. It was a brave challenge for each of the jumpers to undertake but their enthusiasm and excitement ensured it turned out to be a brilliantly fun day.
If you would like to contribute funds for the garden at Bluebell Wood you can sponsor one of the brave parachute jumpers – Greenfingers own Ollie Tuck – via her Just Giving page – https://www.justgiving.com/Ollie-Tuck1/