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Raising funds for St Clare

Message from Michael Beard, Public Health England


"In a moment of total and utter madness I agreed to do a parachute jump to raise money for St Clare Hospice at Hastingswood.

On 9 June, weather permitting, I will be plunging from a height of 13,000 feet and am told I will reach speeds up to 120 mph.

If like me you’re asking why – here is the reason.

Last year the hospice helped more than 1,800 people and their families – a 20% increase from five years ago.

In 2016/17 the total annual cost of providing specialist care services at St Clare Hospice was £4.2million. The Hospice received £1,913,000 in NHS funding, which means they still needed to raise 54% of their income themselves."


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