Sheffield waitress Nicole Young has developed a passion for plunging from the sky…and for raising money for St Luke's!
The 20-year-old’s enthusiasm for skydiving has seen her take to the air twice in the past 12 months, raising more than £800 towards our care.
And as she quite literally throws herself into fundraising, she knows from personal experience just how important her efforts are.
“My grandad Albert Young was a St Luke’s community patient,” says Nicole, who lives in Dore and is a waitress and member of the bar team at the Millhouses pub.
“It was so good to know that he was able to enjoy the comfort of his own home, which is where he wanted to be, and it was such a lovely feeling knowing that the St Luke’s team was supporting him.”
More recently Nicole's aunt, Sue Walmsley, was also a patient at St Luke’s, giving her an even greater insight into the work we do for terminally ill people across Sheffield.
“As a family we have so much to thank St Luke’s for and doing events like the skydive is a great way to give something back,” said Nicole, who was joined on her most recent skydive by Millhouses colleagues Paul Chandler and Paul Spruce.
Fancy taking on a skydive challenge of your own? Our next jump is on Sunday 26 February 2017 so if you'd like to fundraise for us and brave the jump, please call our Community Fundraising Assistant Noni Bryson on: 0114 235 7590 or email her.