St Raphael’s Hospice CEO Gail Linehan along with 12 other members of staff and supporters skydived across Salisbury on Saturday for International Nurses Day.

The sponsored skydive had a tandem fall of 10,000 feet and raised £8,600 for the hospice.

St Raphael’s Hospice offers palliative and end of life care for the people in Merton and Sutton providing home-based and in-patient care, wellbeing services and bereavement support.

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Gail was a former nurse for 35 years before taking on the role of Joint CEO at St Raphael’s.

She said: “What a thrill to skydive for our Hospice alongside fellow nurses, colleagues and supporters.

“We gathered together in the most exciting circumstance to raise as much as possible for St Raphael’s.

“Nurses hold a vital role in our community, and it was a great pleasure to give back on a personal level in celebration of Nurses’ Day.

“The views were simply breath-taking.

Everyone should try it!”

Gail added: “The money raised could pay for 28 home visits.

Special fundraising moments like these help us continue to be there for families in Merton and Sutton, where one in four people need our expert services.”

St Raphael’s is hosting more sponsored skydives on August 13 and 14 and there are a few spaces left for those that dare the challenge.

You can view more of their fundraisers here.