Best friend’s fundraising skydive for local hospice

A young care worker from Long Eaton will be taking to the skies in August to raise money for the hospice that cared for her best friend’s family.

Cloe Rydzyk, 20, is doing her first sky dive – a lifelong goal – on Saturday 22 August and has so far raised over £440 for Derbyshire’s leading adult hospice, Treetops Hospice Care.

Treetops, based in Risley, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life-limiting conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease and heart and respiratory conditions. Last year, Treetops Hospice at Home nurses provided over 28,000 hours of end of life care across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Cloe explained more about her daredevil challenge:

“I’ve always wanted to do a sky dive and I thought now would be a good time. I’ve never done anything like this before and I’m very excited, although I might feel differently when I get there!

“I chose Treetops as I wanted to do something in support of my best friend. Treetops has helped her family a lot during their toughest time dealing with a devastating illness in the family. Without charities like these, many people and families would be facing their biggest battles alone which is why they are so important.”

Treetops Deputy Community Relationships Manager, Cheryl Morris, wished Cloe good luck:

“Wow! What an absolutely amazing thing to do! Well done Cloe – you are so very brave. 

“This really does mean the world to us. Without people like you, we could not provide our vital services to those who need it the most. We are so pleased we could help when your best friend needed us – everyone needs a best friend like you. 

“Good luck – we cannot wait to hear all about it!”

Donations to Cloe’s sky dive can be made on her JustGiving page here:

Treetops is doing all it can to continue to support those in most need. However, the charity predicts a huge loss in income in the coming months, due to the temporary closure of all their charity shops, and postponement or cancellation of many fundraising events. The hospice launched an Emergency Appeal earlier this year:

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