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Beaumond House Hospice Care charity skydive to give thrill-seeking husband opportunity of a lifetime

A charity skydive is set to give a thrill-seeking husband the opportunity of a lifetime, writes Ellie Danemann.

Rachel Yarnell decided to sign up her husband, Chris Yarnell, for the skydive as a surprise after being inspired by a friend’s fundraising.

And with Rachel’s great-uncle having been cared for at Beaumond House Hospice Care a few years ago, they decided this was the cause to benefit.

Rachel and Chris Yarnell. (44457651)
Rachel and Chris Yarnell. (44457651)

“Beaumond House organised a charity skydive for people to put their name down,” said Rachel. “I received a newsletter booklet through the post from Beaumond House because I had previously raised funds. I completed all of the forms and sent them off without my husband knowing.

“Once I had received the thumbs up and his place was confirmed, I surprised him with it.

“He absolutely loved it. He has always wanted to do it and has always been asking for it.”

THE Beaumond House Hospice Care skydive. (44457774)
THE Beaumond House Hospice Care skydive. (44457774)

Rachel has started a fundraising page on Facebook, and in just two days had passed £300.

She said: “Mostly friends and family are donating at the minute, while others are giving us cash and we are popping it in.

“I commented to an ex-work colleague of Chris’s who donated £50.

“If I knew that people would pay that much to throw him out of a plane — I would have done it much sooner.”

Rachel and Chris have set a target on the page of £1,000, but they hope to achieve more than that before the skydive on April 3.

Click here to donate.

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