17 year old Jack Daniels has completed a skydive to support our charity of the year – Children’s Hospice South West. Jack is the son of Thomas Westcott receptionist Michelle Daniels and has raised £550 for the charity.
The tandem skydive took place at Perranporth airfield, on the North coast of Cornwall. Jack, who is an A level student at Coombe Dean School, Plymstock, jumped out of a plane and completed a 10,000 foot parachute descent with an instructor.
Jack said: “When I was waiting to do the skydive I was very nervous but also extremely excited as I had wanted to do a parachute jump for a long time.
“It was an amazing experience. It was a clear but very cold morning and was apparently minus three degrees above the cloud. The instructor did some circling on our descent and I was apparently the first person to land on their feet for quite some time!”
Jack’s mum Michelle Daniels, a receptionist in our Plymouth office, said: “I am very proud of Jack though I think I was more nervous than him. He’s always been a bit of a dare devil who loves roller coasters and he’s wanted to do a skydive for ages. I’m really pleased that he achieved his ambition and that he’s raised so much for Children’s Hospice South West, our charity of the year.”
The money Jack has raised will support our fundraising efforts for Children’s Hospice South West. Thomas Westcott staff chose Children’s Hospice South West of our charity of the year and have been involved in a range of fundraising activities.
Now celebrating its 30th anniversary year, Children’s Hospice South West provides care and support to families in the South West with children with life-limiting conditions. This includes respite and short breaks, emergency care, palliative and end of life care at Little Bridge House in Devon, Charlton Farm in Somerset and Little Harbour in Cornwall.
Jack added: “I wanted to help people wherever I can so I’m really happy I’ve managed to raise as much as I did. I’m proud of myself for achieving my goal and exceeding my fundraising target of £450. It feels good to have raised so much money for such a great charity.”