On 7th September this year, Sarah was one of 10 brave fundraisers who took on a 13,000 foot tandem free fall in aid of Royal Papworth Charity. Sarah shares why she wanted to support Royal Papworth Charity;

“I had always wanted to skydive, and this was something that was on my ‘Bucket List’ of things to complete in my lifetime! I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do a skydive whilst raising as much money as possible for the Royal Papworth Hospital Charity!”

I have always been supportive of Royal Papworth Charity since I started working at Royal Papworth Hospital as a Health Care Support Worker when I was 18 years old. I then undertook my nursing degree and had a placement as a Student Nurse on Critical Care and also on the some of the wards at the Hospital.”

“Since working at Royal Papworth, I have seen first-hand how Royal Papworth Charity contribute and impact the care and treatment of all patients at Royal Papworth. So, I really wanted to help continue to support the charity’s amazing work and give something back!”

Not only did Sarah get involved in fundraising for Royal Papworth Charity, but she also convinced two other colleagues to sign up for this once in a lifetime challenge; persuading other Critical Care nurses Czarmaine and Rita, as well as a family member!

“I regularly promoted my fundraising page using various social media channels, and the charity also supported me with this. I had a feature in our monthly Critical Care newsletter and also the Hospital newsletter, NewsBeat! I tried to spread the word to my colleagues when at work and this enabled me to persuade two other Critical Care Nurses to sign up after me.”

“The best piece of advice I would give anyone who might be interested in fundraising to contact the Royal Papworth Hospital Charity. The lovely staff here can definitely point you in the right direction and help get you started. They provided me with excellent advice and support to help maximise my fundraising efforts!”