Sky is the limit for Debbie who takes plunge for hospice

Debbie Morgan after finishing her skydive at the Army Parachute Association, Airfield Camp, Netheravon, Wiltshire

Debbie Morgan after finishing her skydive at the Army Parachute Association, Airfield Camp, Netheravon, Wiltshire

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BORED of pounding the pavements, Debbie Morgan decided to take fundraising to new heights.

The 54-year-old took to the clouds to take on a sponsored skydive – and has so far raised £2,115.

Her daredevil feat was all to raise money for the Rowans Hospice, where Debbie works as a hospice at home nurse.

Debbie, of Drayton Lane, Drayton, said: ‘I have been involved with the hospice in one way or another since 1994.

‘I have always fundraised for them in various ways, like taking part in sponsored runs.

‘Then I saw the skydive and thought of it as a challenge.’

Debbie took part in the skydive at a Salisbury airbase where she jumped from 13,000ft in the air.

‘I saw it as something I could do to raise money for the hospice,’ added Debbie.

‘It was a fantastic experience and a thrilling opportunity to raise money.

‘I had never done anything like this before and it’s not really something you could prepare for.

‘On the day we had a bit of training on holding body positions and the right leg position when landing.

‘I didn’t feel frightened at all, but found it all exhilarating.

‘The hospice at home service is great as it gives people the chance to spend their last moments at home.

‘We have a great team here.’

The Purbrook hospice wants to raise £1m in order to fund the hospice at home scheme Dorothy’s Dream.

To donate money go to justgiving.com/debbiegameymorgan.

For more information about the appeal visit rowanshospice.co.uk.

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