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Skydive raises cash for local hospice

25 August, 2016
Megan's skydive raises £700 for Prospect Hospice
Megan's skydive raises £700 for Prospect Hospice

Megan Harper, optical assistant at Swindon Specsavers, has raised £700 for Prospect Hospice with a spec-tacular effort in memory of her brother.

Megan took to the skies earlier this month as she completed a 10,000ft skydive to raise funds for the hospice which cared for her brother after he was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer.

‘The staff at the Prospect Hospice did a wonderful job making my brother feel comfortable during his final months, so I wanted to give something back as a thank you for the support they gave him and my family,’ said Megan. ‘I’m really proud to have raised so much money for them and I’m sure it’ll help them continue to support people just like my brother.

‘I’d not done a skydive before so was a little nervous beforehand, but it was a fantastic experience and I really enjoyed it!’

Based in Wroughton, Prospect Hospice provides end-of-life care and support for patients and their families. The charity provided care for more than 6,000 families last year at a cost of £7.2 million, the majority of which was donated by supporters with just 30% funded by statutory organisations.

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