Meet Debbie Kay and Marie Edgar. They first became involved with St Luke’s after hearing that their local Co-op store was raising money for the hospice.

Marie is more than a little afraid of heights, she is petrified … so these ladies decided to do a parachute jump to raise funds and awareness of St Luke’s.

On Thursday 21 August, having left home at 5am they were a little disappointed that the weather was against them for their jump at 8am in Lancaster. Not to be deterred they arranged to return to Lancaster the next day and finally completed the jump just after 8.30am on Friday. They’ve raised the fantastic amount of  £1,500.

Marie Edgar said

“It was amazing and really emotional as I’m scared of heights, and it really got to me just how much money we had raised. I was really proud of both of us. I always like to give and when we went to the Hospice for a visit I was inspired by their work. If anyone is thinking of doing this, I would definitely recommend it, it was absolutely amazing.”

Mark Porter Corporate and Community Fundraiser at St Luke’s said

“Thank you to Debbie and Marie  for thinking of St Luke’s. The amount of money they’ve raised is fantastic and is really appreciated by everyone here at the hospice. I would personally like to thank  Marie, Debbie and all the team at Co-operative Foodstore for supporting St Luke’s.”