The wife of referee and Bluebell Wood patron Howard Webb, Kay Webb, has signed up for the charity’s skydive in July despite being scared of flying.
Kay, of Rotherham, along with 40 other Bluebell Wood skydivers, will jump from 15,000ft at Hibalstow airfield in North Lincolnshire on July 12th. They have each been sponsored to take on the jump, with funds going directly to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston.
“I am really nervous but also excited – I am petrified of flying but wanted to really challenge myself and face my fears,” said Kay.
“I wanted to do something different to raise money and awareness of Bluebell Wood’s fabulous work. Bluebell Wood is there for children and families at tough times, so I felt the least I could do was a skydive to help keep that vital support going in South Yorkshire.
“Howard will be there to cheer me on the day and is pleased I can support Bluebell Wood in this way.”
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice cares for 200 children and families and it costs more than £3m a year to run this specialist service. Kay hopes to raise around £1,000 through her skydive fundraising and her online site is: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/kaywebbskydive
Jo Berry, Events Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “We are thrilled to have Kay in our skydive team. We are here to make every moment count for our children and families, so it’s great to have the support of our patrons at this annual event.
“We hold two skydives every year, our next one is in October. We are a charity that asks people to have fun while they fundraise for us and we appreciate all of the time and money dedicate to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
“We couldn’t raise the amount we do without our fabulous supporters – every penny really does make a positive difference to our children and families, for whom we are here to create special and lasting memories. We’d like to thank Kay and all of our other skydivers for their support; we are looking forward to an exciting skydive!”