Staff at Specsavers in Norris Green plan to face their fears this month when they participate in a charity skydive for a local hospice which provides palliative care for people with terminal illnesses.
A great cause
Woodlands Hospice Charitable Trust is an independent charity committed to delivering the best possible practice and development of specialist palliative care for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses.
As well as caring for many people in the local area, Woodlands Hospice has also provided support to the families of some of the Norris Green staff.
Linda McCartney, a dispensing optician at Specsavers in Norris Green, and one of the brave staff members participating in the skydive says: 'I was particularly keen to take part in the skydive as my grandfather, who suffered from terminal cancer, spent the last few weeks of his life at the hospice earlier this year, and he was very well looked after there.
‘My family were touched by the kind and sensitive approach of the staff – not only to his care but also to our needs as relatives. I am really keen to give something back and raise as much money as possible.'
Danielle Stephenson, an optician at the Broadway-based optician will also join Linda in what will be their first skydive. Fundraisers who donate a minimum of £1,000 in any one year to the Woodland Hospice are invited to have a brass leaf engraved and placed on its 'Tree of Life', a permanent display of charity partners in the communal area of the hospice.
How to help
To sponsor Danielle and Linda, please visit their Just Giving page.