Rebecca prepared to jump to it for hospice

Rebecca Higgins with her dad John
Rebecca Higgins with her dad John

A St Helens woman is set to throw herself out of a plane from 14,000 feet in memory of her late father.

Rebecca Higgins is set to take on her “challenge of a lifetime” this Sunday (September 28) in aid of Willowbrook Hospice.

Her dad, John, was cared for at Willowbrook before he lost his four-year battle with prostate cancer last summer, aged 67.

Rebecca, 26, said: “Willowbrook is a charity very close to my heart as the staff at the hospice were amazing with my dad.

“Before he went into Willowbrook he was at quite a low ebb as his health had changed dramatically in just a few short months. But being at the hospice gave my dad hope, happiness and a new lease of life.

“He was always laughing and smiling, cracking jokes with the nurses and sharing stories about his life. He even managed to take a few day trips out - something he hadn’t managed to do for months.”

Rebecca, of Prescot Road, Grange Park, is set to take on a tandem skydive at the Black Knights parachute centre in Lancashire.

She will freefall for 30 seconds before the parachute is deployed.

To sponsor Rebecca go online at: www.justgiving/Tinkerbecka

If you are interested in taking on a fundraising challenge in aid of Willowbrook Hospice, call the fundraising team on 01744 453798 or go online at: events@willowbrookhospice.org.uk

g The St Helens Reporter’s Jam Jar Army campaign is still going strong. We’re urging readers to collect spare change for the hospice in a jam jar. See our website for more details.