Two daredevil doctors from Harborough get ready to take a leap of faith for LOROS Hospice
Dr Cassy Rowe-Haynes and Dr Kerri McEvoy have both been working at the vital LOROS Hospice throughout the Covid-19 pandemic
Two daredevil doctors from Market Harborough are reaching for the stars as they get behind a leading hospice which cares for people throughout Harborough day in day out.
Dr Cassy Rowe-Haynes and Dr Kerri McEvoy have both been working at the vital LOROS Hospice throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
And now they are now preparing to take part in a charity skydive this spring to raise money for the hospice.
The doctors will join a team of 16 LOROS staff and trustees who together hope to raise £30,000 – and they have already generated well over £22,000.
Taking to the skies on Sunday May 9 at Sibson Airfield, near Peterborough, Team LOROS will jump from 13,000ft and hit up to 120mph as they plunge through the skies.
While a minimum of £400 in sponsorship is required for the exhilarating jump, both doctors plan to smash their target.
Dr Rowe-Hayes, Palliative Care Consultant at LOROS, said: “Despite having never thought about doing a skydive before, when I saw the email I immediately felt like I wanted to sign up and do something for LOROS.
“Before coming to LOROS, I worked as a local consultant for a number of years.
“I worked closely with the charity to get more palliative care into the community so people could access services closer to home.
“They have been amazingly supportive, even funding some permanent consultant posts for community work.”
She added: “LOROS has given so much to community development and I feel that now it’s my turn to give something back.
“I feel extremely committed and loyal to the organisation, it’s such a special place and I’m extremely proud to work there.”
Cash raised will be a huge boost for LOROS.
The organisation is facing a shattering £2.3 million black hole after being “hit incredibly hard by the coronavirus pandemic”.
If you would like to sponsor Cassy and Kerri and support the care LOROS provides to over 2,500 patients and their families week in week out every year, please visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/jumpforloros