Leap of faith helps to raise cash for hospice

Stephen Forster attached to his instructor during the Tandem Skydive.
Stephen Forster attached to his instructor during the Tandem Skydive.
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A office worker has taken a leap of faith to raise money for charity.

Stephen Forster, a direct mortgages assistant at Leeds Building Society’s Silverlink site, took part in a tandem skydive.

I chose St Oswald’s Hospice after visiting the charity and seeing first-hand their fantastic work

Stephen Forster

Reaching speeds of 120mph, Stephen jumped from 12,500ft while taking part in the dive at Peterlee Skydive Academy.

And he has raised £700 for St Oswald’s Hospice – including £250 in matched funding from the Leeds Building Society.

He said: “I chose St Oswald’s Hospice after visiting the charity and seeing first-hand their fantastic work.

“They really do help to improve people’s lives, and their support makes a huge difference to their patients.”

“The majority of their running costs for the year are via voluntary donations or fundraising activities.

“Therefore, I am delighted to have raised £700 in total and would like to thank everyone who has sponsored me and Leeds Building Society for providing matched funding.”