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Fourth time’s the charm for Jeremy Palmer

A dad of two from Bath will be taking on his fourth skydive for charity in a world record attempt. Jeremy Palmer, 39, from Southdown will be launching himself out of a plane, to free fall 15,000ft on 22nd August (postponed from 20th June) at Dunkswell Airbase in Devon. He will be jumping for The Forever Friends Appeal to raise funds for the Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care (NICU) at the Royal United Hospital, after his godson and nephew were treated on the unit.

Jeremy Palmer explains: “This will be my fourth skydive and I couldn’t think of any better way to raise money for charity. Life is hard at times but for me it’s about trying to give a little bit back, after being on the take for so long, I now have the opportunity to give something in return. I am supporting RUH’s NICU once again as my nephew and godson were both treated on the unit. The staff do an amazing job and its such a great cause and fun way to say thank you!”

Since 2014 and his first ever jump (and the first time in a plane for that matter!), Jeremy has raised over £2,500 to help transform care for children and babies at the RUH. His fourth skydive will be part of a World Record attempt for the most people to skydive within 24 hours…with the aim of 333 jumps at 15,000ft. The attempt will even take place on the longest day of the year to ensure that there’s enough daylight!

“Just the thought of doing another skydive is giving me butterflies in my stomach but I absolutely love it! I really enjoy skydiving and raising money for such a brilliant cause such as the Forever Friends Appeal. I have got a few people to sign up and do the skydive to make sure that it is possible to complete this world record attempt. I’m even taking some extra money just in case they need some more people to jump again!”

At the Royal United Hospital in Bath one in ten babies are born too early, too sick or too soon and therefore need additional care. The Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care (NICU) provides this type of care to around three hundred babies every year. These babies, who can fit in the palm of your hand or are too sick to survive on their own, need everything that modern technology can offer. This very Centre was 50% funded by The Forever Friends Appeal, the main charitable arm of the Hospital, from charitable support as part of the NICU ‘space to grow’ Campaign and provides these premature babies with the best possible start in life. Charitable donations and support from people like Jeremy, continue provide state-of-the-art treatment and diagnostic equipment that helps staff deliver the best possible care to these fragile young lives.

If you would like to sponsor Jeremy and support children and babies at the RUH, please visit his online fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/Jer-Palmer2

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