St Luke’s Hospice launches drive to find charity skydivers

Bharat Pindoria took part in a skydive last year

Bharat Pindoria took part in a skydive last year - Credit: Archant

A charity in Kenton is inviting brave volunteers to take part in a skydive to raise thousands of pounds on their behalf.

Mary Foley abseiling last year

Mary Foley abseiling last year - Credit: Archant

St Luke’s Hospice in Kenton Road, needs supporters to take the plunge from the sky at 10,000ft on April 25.

Last year’s event raised £49,000 and they are hoping to exceed that amount in 2015.

Mary Foley, from Preston Road, Wembley, will be facing her fears by taking part this year.

She said: “This will be a real challenge for me as I have a fear of heights but having successfully completed St Luke’s abseil last year, I feel ready to take on a bigger challenge with some trepidation but also great excitement.

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“I’m doing this skydive in memory of my father John Pearson who passed away in November 2012 at the age of 92 following a long battle with dementia and also in memory my mother Ruth Pearson who was a great supporter of St Luke’s.

“Before the onset of his dementia, my father once mentioned to me that given the opportunity he would have liked to do a skydive. I remembered this conversation and it set me thinking that perhaps one day I could fulfil this ambition for him in his memory.”

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The deadline to register to take part is February 16.

There is a non-refundable deposit of £50 and if you raise £400 through sponsorship the cost of your skydive is free.

If you would like to take part contact Marlon Burton on 020 8382 8056 or

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