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High-flying challenge for Midweek Herald reporter

15:00 01 July 2014

Midweek Herald reporter Katy Griffin with Hospiscare events fundraiser Celia Wilkinson. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 1305-26-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24

Midweek Herald reporter Katy Griffin with Hospiscare events fundraiser Celia Wilkinson. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 1305-26-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24


Herald reporter Katy Griffin will be taking part in a tandem skydive to boost funds for the East Devon Day Hospice Appeal.

Midweek Herald reporter Katy Griffin will be taking on her most high-flying challenge to date – jumping out of a plane at 15,000 feet for East Devon’s new day hospice.

She will be doing a tandem skydive at Dunkeswell Airfield on Sunday, September 21.

“The response from the community to the East Devon Day Hospice Appeal has been amazing and I thought it was about time that I did my bit to help with fundraising efforts,” says Katy. “The new day hospice will provide a valuable resource for the communities of East Devon and vital support not only for patients but also their families.”

She added: “This will be the first skydive I’ve ever done and I’m looking forward to the challenge. Although, I must admit I do feel a bit apprehensive about having to jump out of a plane and brave the 15,000 feet drop.”

A team from Axminster Tools and Machinery has also signed up to do a jump to support the East Devon Day Hospice Appeal, which has gathered tremendous support from individuals and businesses.

More than £50,000 has been raised for the appeal, which will go towards completing and running the new day hospice in King Street, Honiton.

The state-of-the-art facility will serve the communities of East Devon.

Anyone interested in booking a place or finding out more can call Celia Wilkinson at Hospiscare on 01392 688020.


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