St Clare receives £22k from Weston Homes after skydive challenge

Published on: Thursday 08 Aug 2019 at 11:55
Paula Keane, Business Centre Asst. Manager, jumps from an aeroplane in aid of St Clare

A team of nine staff members from Takeley-based property development firm, Weston Homes, donated £22,750 to St Clare Hospice after taking on a skydive challenge in aid of the charity on Sunday 4th August 2019.

Taking the leap from Beccles Airfield (Suffolk) with UK Parachuting was a team of nine women who all pledged to raise sponsorship money for the West Essex and East Herts charity ahead of the big day. Between them, their total of almost £23,000 is enough to fund more than eleven days of the St Clare’s entire Day Therapy and Outpatient service, which offers vital support for local people living with a life-limiting illness.

The team of nine Weston Homes staff included:

Gaynor Impiazzi (41, from Bishops Stortford)

Hannah Wix (23, from Great Dunmow)

Michelle Bonds (33, from Great Baddow)

Shannen Hoy (25, from Waltham Cross)

Linda Cook (55, from Hatfield Heath)

Nancy Ifield (49, from Braughing)

Nicky Smith (46, from Felsted)

Lynsey Spyrou (31, from Braintree)

Paula Keane (56, from Great Dunmow)

Bob Weston, Chairman & CEO of Weston Group, says: “On behalf of everyone at Weston Group, I would like to say how proud we are of our colleagues who volunteered to skydive in aid of St Clare Hospice, raising £22,750 for such an invaluable charity. This experience received the largest donation at the auction held at last year’s Annual Golf Day, which in total raised a record £155,000 for the hospice. These vital funds will allow St Clare to continue providing free, compassionate care and support to hundreds of people and their families.”

Corporate Fundraising Manager at St Clare Hospice, Amy Jacobs, commented: “Weston Homes’ support for St Clare Hospice is simply unparalleled, and therefore makes a huge difference to the Hospice in being able to continue offering our specialist, compassionate palliative care and support to local people. We’d like to thank these nine, wonderful people for taking on such a daring challenge in order to raise vital funding for the Hospice. £22,750 is an enormous sum of money and it will go directly towards making a difference to local lives throughout West Essex and East Herts. Thank you so much!”

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