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April 2014 - Fearless fundraisers in fantastic freefall

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A team of daredevil fundraisers, from Sentinel Housing Association, leapt from 10,000 feet, on Sunday 30 March, in aid of Naomi House and Jacksplace.

The super six’s skydive raised a magnificent £5444, including match funding from Sentinel, for the Hampshire based hospices for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

Robyn Allen, one of our Housing Apprentices, who jumped to raise money said, “It was an amazing experience and I’d definitely do it again! I wasn’t nervous at all – just really excited. But the best thing about the day was knowing that we were raising so much money to help Naomi House and Jacksplace do their amazing work.”

The fearless five who made up the rest of the freefalling fundraising team were; Carole Ranson (HomeTeam Administrator), Lyndsey Higson (Leasehold Officer) , Tina Widdison (Neighbourhood Co-ordinator), Leanne Henstock (Payments Assistant) and Richard Bruce (HomeTeam Maintenance Manager).

Cathryn Gee, Head of HR, said, “We’re really proud of our brave team of skydivers - they raised a fantastic amount of money for this brilliant local charity. We aim to make a difference to people’s lives, not just by providing quality homes and services, but by giving something back to benefit families across our region.”

To find out more about Naomi House and Jacksplace and their Caterpillar Appeal, which aims to raise £4million to redevelop the two hospices, go to