Brother and sister, Darren Pritchard, 27 and Amanda Louise, 30, of Pentraeth, Anglesey took part in a charity tandem skydive to show their support for St David’s Hospice.
The fundraising event was in memory of their father Ronald Pritchard (Ron), who sadly passed away at St David’s Hospice in April this year, after being diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma.
Unfortunately, the jumps were postponed due to bad weather, but it was third time lucky for the siblings and they took to the skies above Lancaster on July 5th.
Talking about the skydiving experience Amanda said:
“I found it to be an absolutely fantastic experience and it really helped with everything that’s happened.
“It was a release of all sorts of emotions and a feeling of great achievement knowing we had raised so much to give something back to the hospice. I would definitely do it again.”
The pair raised an outstanding £2635.25 for the local hospice charity which provides specialist care for local people with advanced illnesses or those in need of end of life care and their families.
The charity covers the whole of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey and new development plans will see a satellite Hospice to be located within Penrhos Stanley Hospital, Holyhead.
Hospice Area Fundraiser, James Wilde praised the brother and sister for their bravery and said:
“Thank you to both Amanda and Darren for taking to the skies in support of St David’s Hospice.
“I know Darren was a bit apprehensive heading in but both he and Amanda did absolutely brilliantly and remembered Ron in a really special way.”