It’s not easy to face your fear, and that’s just what Leanne did last weekend when she jumped out of a plane to do a skydive, free falling at over 120mph! Leanne explains:

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“I wanted to raise money to help support the RUH Cardiac ward and help other patients, in memory of my  father, Stephen who suffered from heart disease.

“The staff on the Cardiac ward helped care for my father over the last few years, going above and beyond to help make his life more manageable with his condition. In the last few weeks of his life, the staff made it possible for me to be able to stay by my dad’s side, day and night, and offered me so much hospitality that I am so grateful for.

“My dad always said the nurses and staff where angels and he was always so grateful for all they did to help him and us through all the difficult times. A simple ‘Thank You’ is not enough for what the NHS have done…. so I took on one of my biggest fears (heights!) to support an amazing charity and do it in honour of my father!”

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We say a huge thank you to Leanne for raising over £900, which will go towards patients’ care on the Cardiac ward.

If you’d like to do a skydive and experience that once-in-a-lifetime adrenalin rush to raise funds for our hospital, please click here: http://bit.ly/1IeZgul