Skydivers jump for Stourbridge Hospice

22 amateur daredevils will skydive for a Stourbridge charity this month.

Supporters of the Mary Stevens Hospice have signed up to jump out of a plane to help raise funds and awareness of the care provided by the Hagley Road charity.

Originally, the charity only intended to organise one group skydive however the immediate demand for places meant Hospice bosses were able to put on a second jump later in the month. The first of the dives takes place at Hinton Airfield on Saturday 8th September, with 14 brave jumpers travelling down to Northamptonshire to take on the popular challenge. The remaining eight will travel to Hinton on Sunday 30th to make the jump. Jemma Mondon, Hospice skydiver said:

“There have been days since I signed up where I've been brimming with excitement, and days where I've woken up terrified about what I've actually put myself up for.

"However, I know that it's going to be the most incredible experience and to tick it off my bucket list while making care possible for families who need the Hospice is just the most wonderful thing I could do with my weekend and I really can't wait to do it now!"

Ruth Longville, Event Organiser, Mary Stevens Hospice Group added:

“We know that many of our supporters would absolutely love the opportunity to skydive and we are in a fantastic position in that we can organise an event like that for our supporters.

"To see the demand we had was just overwhelming and we could not be more excited to head down to Hinton this weekend and get the first team up in that plane. It's going to be a day none of us will ever forget, which will make our care possible for families in their hour of need.”

Skydives are available throughout the year through the Hospice, to find out more, visit


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