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 workStephen 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.”