Taking to the skies for Surrey social care

3 June 2016

Four of the fundraisers holding a sign advertising the sky diveSurrey locals are jumping out of a plane to raise money for the Godalming care home they love.

So far the Hydon Hill Leonard Cheshire Disability home has nine brave staff and volunteers set to take part in their ‘Above and Beyond’ sky dive on 9 July.

The money raised would go towards the specialist nursing home and activities day centre for disabled people.

As well as raising money, Hydon Hill activities coordinator Jonathan Lelacheur said he and the other jumpers are taking the plunge to raise awareness of all those who go ‘above and beyond’ in caring for disabled people — whether as a support worker, a relative or friend.

Jonathan said:

‘We are jumping for all [Leonard Cheshire] services to highlight the great job our staff do, as well as all those unsung heroes who care for family or friends.

‘We always go above and beyond.’

The service hopes the funds will help it to complete its new accessible garden, which will include lots of unusual features to boost sensory stimulation for residents at the home.

It will include a livestream of eggs hatching in bird boxes!

As part of the project, the service is also converting one of its buildings into an art gallery that will display and sell the artwork created by residents and day care clients in the activities centre.

This is a fantastic project that will involve the residents running and staffing the art gallery with support.

When complete, the new garden and gallery will provide an area open for all the local community to enjoy.

It will also allow the Hydon Hill residents to socialise and enjoy Godalming’s scenic woodland more.

Jonathan and the team have a fundraising target of reaching £4,500 by 29 June 2016.

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Donate to Jonathan’s sky dive fundraising or text HYDH50 followed by the amount to 70070

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