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.
“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.”
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.