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Daring five set to parachute 10,000ft from a plane to raise money for a Wisbech care home

Residents in a local care home can soon look forward to nights at the cinema thanks to a gang of five intrepid volunteers who are planning to jump out of a plane.

Jackie Turly, activities co-ordinator, Jeanette Loomes, care assistant and Jude Reeve manager at Glennfield Care Home in Wisbech, will be taking to the skies for a fundraising skydive next month and they will be joined by Jackie's son Sam Sturman and Karen Bassett who has a relative at the home.

They will be raising money for the the Glennfield Residents' Comfort Funds when they parachute from 10,000 feet above the Fens with the North London Skydiving Club at Block Fen, Wimblington on August 21.

Jackie Turly (left) and Jude Reeve, are two of the five set to take the plunge next month.
Jackie Turly (left) and Jude Reeve, are two of the five set to take the plunge next month.

The Comfort Fund, which relies entirely on donations and fundraising events, makes life that little bit more enjoyable for the residents in the home.

Jackie said: "The fund pays for special extras not covered by care packages, like the purchase and running costs of a mini-bus, trips out (for example to Hunstanton for fish and chips or to a garden centre for afternoon tea) and other things like furniture for the beautiful gardens, a barbecue, takeaway meals and so on.

"So every single penny really does count towards making a huge difference. "

The daring foursome are hoping to raise as much as possible and Karen has been busy in recent weeks collecting at Morrison's and Sainsbury's supermarkets for the cause.

They are hoping to raise around £600 with the funds raised by their efforts going to Glennfield Residents Comfort Fund, to enable the home to make an activity room which will include sensory equipment and a cinema area which will help enhance the lives of our residents.

Donations can be made via the Justgiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jacqueline-turly or by popping into the Glennfield House in Money Bank, Wisbech.

For further details call the home on 01945 581141.

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