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“It’s Mind over matter”

Loving wife Lynsey and 2-year-old son Obi lost husband and father Spencer Chapman to bowel cancer when he was just 43 years old.

With St Wilfrid’s bereavement support, they found the strength to organise 16 brave family members and friends to do a Leap4Love skydive in his memory last summer.

James Gibbens, Spencer’s friend said, “St Wilfrid’s Hospice looked after Spencer with great care in his final days. On the day of the jump we all reminded ourselves of Spencer’s favourite saying – it’s mind over matter!”

Together the brave group raised over £2500, enough to support over 20 hours of community nursing – enabling more families to receive expert care and compassion in their own home free of charge.

How you can take part

On July 3rd, we are inviting you to take part in Leap 4 Love 2022. Help raise vital funds to support St Wilfrid’s Hospice and find your true courage by braving the skies in a sponsored 10,000ft free fall tandem skydive.

We are also encouraging local businesses to ‘Drop the Boss’ as colleagues fundraise for the Hospice in a unique team bonding exercise!

Team Wilf will be on hand to help support your fundraising from sign-up to the day you drop! Find out how you can get involved here:

 

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