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Brave duo will take plunge for hospice

TAKING A LEAP ... St Clares Hospice volunteers Jonathon Coates and Kerry Ransome who are taking part in a skydive to raise money for the hospice.

TAKING A LEAP ... St Clares Hospice volunteers Jonathon Coates and Kerry Ransome who are taking part in a skydive to raise money for the hospice.

A BRAVE duo with a head for heights are taking to the skies to boost a South Tyneside charity.

Jonathon Coates and Kerry Ransome are hoping to raise £800 for St Clare’s Hospice by completing a sponsored skydive from 10,000ft.

The pair, who work at the Jarrow hospice, were disappointed to miss out on places for a charity zip slide at Baltic Gateshead and looked around for other ways to raise cash.

Kerry said: “Me and Jonathon have been working in day care at the hospice for a while now, and have gained valuable work experience and feel honoured to work at St Clare’s.

“We missed out on a chance to do the zip slide, as the places got filled so quickly.

“So we thought we would go bigger and better; why not do a skydive?”

Senior hospice fund-raiser Vanessa Mustard said: “We were approached by Jonathon and Kerry a few weeks ago, as they wanted to do something different to raise funds for the hospice. They are certainly doing that!

“We are hoping everyone will rally around them and help them reach their fund-raising target of £800 in order to help as many patients as possible.”

The charity duo will make their charity skydive at Peterlee Airfield, Durham, on Monday, August 4, watched by family and friends.

They will leap from 10,000ft, while undertaking a tandem jump.

The fund-raising pair have raised £500 already, and have invited people to support their brave charity effort.

To support the event, visit www.justgiving.com/teams/jandk-skydive, www.justgiving.com/Kerry-Ransome or http://jonathonacoates.wix.com/jcoates

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