Daredevil Midwives Smash fundraising skydive target

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Three brave Watford-based midwives jumped from a height of 15,000 feet to Raise money for Raise the charity.

Ellie Kinson, Tasha Parsons and Isabella Luxton, who are all based at Watford General Hospital, came up with the daredevil idea in 2020 in the early stages of the pandemic. 

They originally set themselves a modest fundraising target of £2,000 – but have so far raised 189% of the original sum to more than £3,780.

Writing on their Facebook page after the jump, they said in a post:

“We would all like to say thank you so much for everyone who donated to our amazing cause. It was a long 5 months waiting for this day but it was soooo worth it. What an amazing experience, great views and couldn’t have done it with better people!”

Sofia Sheikh, Raise Charity Director, said: “We’re so incredibly grateful to Ellie, Tasha and Isabella for this amazing FUNdraising jump – they certainly put the ‘fun’ into it! They put a lot of effort in the lead up to it, by not only training but also doing lots of publicity and even featuring on local radio to get the word out there. Everyone at Raise is really proud – thank you.”