Georgia's giant leap raises more than £1,000 for Prospect Hospice
This week, we were thrilled to welcome Georgia Ponton and her aunt Tracey Boxall to Prospect Hospice, where Georgia generously presented a cheque for £1,013, raised by her 10,000ft skydive as part of our Parachute for Prospect fundraising event earlier in the year.
Georgia, who works as a hairdresser in Royal Wootton Bassett, was inspired to take on her challenge after hearing about the work of Prospect Hospice on a local radio broadcast, despite her own fear of heights. “I am really proud to have done this for Prospect Hospice,” she says, “and it was the first time I have ever raised anything for charity so I am delighted that people have helped me raise so much.”
Tracey, who volunteers at Prospect Hospice, serving meals and supporting patients on our In-Patient Unit, could hardly be more proud of her niece’s achievements. “As a family we have always supported Prospect Hospice, ever since my Uncle Chris was cared for by them back in the nineties,” she says. “As a volunteer helping patients here, it’s great for me to be able to say that I see the difference fundraising like Georgia’s can make for people when they are cared for at Prospect Hospice.”
Mike Kennedy from our Fundraising team added: “It was great to be able to welcome Georgia and Tracey here, and to be able to personally thank them for their wonderful support for Prospect Hospice. Fundraising like this is vital for us to care for thousands of people every year and we hope they continue to support us for many years to come.”