Housebuilder team takes on 11,000ft skydive for children’s hospice

A team from housebuilder David Wilson Homes North West are taking on their biggest challenge yet to raise funds for Claire House Children’s Hospice.

The team of five, including Managing Director Claire Jarvis, is preparing to do a 11,000 ft skydive to raise £5,000 for the children’s charity. Gavin Powell, Ryan Godliman, Julian Digby and Kirsty Smith make up the rest of the team.

Claire House Children’s Hospice opened in December 1998 with the mission to help seriously and terminally ill children live as full and as happy a life as they possibly can. The hospice now supports over 400 families in Wirral and the wider Merseyside area.

David Wilson Homes made Claire House its charity of choice in 2022 and since then, the housebuilder has raised over £120,000.

Claire Jarvis, Managing Director of David Wilson North West, said, “As a parent, it must be devastating to hear the news that your child is seriously ill and may not live to be an adult.

“For our team to jump out of a plane is easy compared to the bravery needed by the children and families who are facing really difficult times. We are proud to continue to support Claire House Children’s Hospice so they can continue to make memories.”

Harry Boshell from Claire House Children Hospice added, “David Wilson Homes continue to go above and beyond with their support for our children and families. We’ve met so many of their staff in the last year at fundraising events and volunteering days and everyone is so passionate about supporting our families.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming this brave team back on the ground in June!”

The skydive will take place on Saturday, 22 June, at Tilstock Freefall Club, Tilstock Airfield in Whitchurch.

To contribute to the fundraising, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/page/kirsty-smith-1716467038870. The team would be grateful for donations large or small.

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