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Weybridge worker completes charity challenges

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Kraig Seymour bravely took on his second charity challenge - a 10,000 foot skydive - to raise money for local children’s charity Shooting Star Chase.

Kraig, 28 from Mitcham in Surrey who works in Weybridge, has now completed two jaw-dropping charity challenges in aid of the Surrey-based hospice charity. Firstly, Kraig braved a 100 metre abseil down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, stating “it looks much higher when you’re stood underneath it!”

Kraig’s next challenge was a hair-raising 10,000-foot sky dive at the GOSkydive centre in Salisbury, in October!

Being a father to Noah, 2 and Willow, 1, Kraig chose to fundraise for Shooting Star Chase - a leading children’s hospice charity that cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

The father of two, who completed the challenges as part of the new Weybridge Champion Timber branch opening, can still be sponsored in-branch and online at www.justgiving.com

Kraig says: “The sky dive was the craziest thing I think I’ve ever done. I was really excited to begin with but this soon turned to nerves as the plane went higher and higher! I’m so pleased that my partner and children could come to watch and support me – it meant I had to put a brave face on regardless. I’m determined to hit my £1,000 target so am keeping my Just Giving page open a little longer – please give whatever you can for this important charity!”

Sky Dive

Jo Gelona 21st June 2015

Shake off Winter Blues with a Summer Skydive



Shake off those winter blues and plan an exciting summer skydive with Princess Alice Hospice.

Tandem sky-dives, where jumpers are safely strapped to a qualified instructor, will be taking place throughout the summer in aid of the Hospice. It is an exhilarating experience and places always go fast.

Emily East from the Hospice’s Fundraising Team explained: “It’s a great way to try a first skydive and people often say they want to do it again as soon as their feet have touched the ground!

“Some of our fundraisers are fearless thrill seekers, after-all jumping from a plane at 10,000 feet is quite an adrenaline rush! Others simply want to overcome a fear of heights and prove to themselves that they are braver than they thought.

“They are all united, though, in wanting to raise money for the Hospice. Every jump really does make a difference to us.

“These are always very popular fundraising events so if you’ve ever thought about giving skydiving a go, now is the time to get your name down.

“You will be raising valuable funds that will help the Hospice to provide vital care and support for its patients and their loved ones.”

Registration is free, with the skydivers pledging to raise £395 in sponsorship. The skydives will be taking place on Sunday 12 June, Sunday 7 August and Sunday 18 September.

For further information contact the Princess Alice Hospice Fundraising Team on 01372 461808 or email supportercare@pah.org.uk

www.pah.org.uk