Weʼve raised £1,633 to help the Urology Department at Ulster Hospital purchase vital equipment
- Northern Ireland
- Funded on Thursday, 1st August 2019
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*Note - due to unforeseen weather, the date has been changed and the skydive will now take place on Saturday 6th July.
On 17th April, I will reluctantly be leaving my 70s. To mark the occasion, my grandchildren suggested I do something special, so they came up with the idea of throwing me out of a plane. The prospect fills me with a mixture of horror and excitement, but I am duly obliging on Saturday 18th May and will be doing it in aid of my charity.
For the past 8 years, I have been selling Easter chicks to raise money for the Urology Department in the Ulster Hospital. In 2009, I was admitted to the Urology Department to have my kidney removed. I received wonderful treatment and the surgery was successful, but I discovered the department was lacking important equipment, hence the start of my charity. Since then, I (with an army of fellow knitters) have been knitting Easter chicks and for the last two years, bonnets to go with them, with all proceeds going to the charity.
To date, I have raised £28,000. This year, with the addition of the skydive, I am hoping to raise more than ever. The Urology Department is still in need of vital equipment, so any donations would be gratefully received. Here's hoping for a soft landing!
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Helen & Desi
Jul 31, 2019
Congratulations June, hope you enjoyed your experience! Very brave!
Mildred Beattie and Alex Wetherup
Jul 31, 2019
Well done June !! What an amazing thing to do and of course all for a great cause xx
Jul 19, 2019
Well done, June!! So pleased that all went well.Love to you and family.Christine & Paul (and Brenda).xx
Jul 10, 2019
June you are an absolute Super Star!! Well Done!! Kelly and family xxx
Jul 8, 2019
Well done June!
Jul 5, 2019
Good Luck June and congratulations on raising so much for such a worthy cause!
Jul 3, 2019
Good luck June! An amazing feat of bravery for an amazing cause! Can’t wait to see the video. From Max’s friend Harry xxx
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