Chance to skydive and help a Preston hospice

Posted on - 16th February, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Lostock Hall, Preston News
Maxine doing her skydive
Maxine doing her skydive

Prestonians are being urged to take on an 11,000ft freefall for a Preston hospice.


St Catherine’s Hospice, in Lostock Hall, is organising the big jump at the Black Knights Parachute Centre near Lancaster.

One of the hospice’s clinical nurse specialists has taken on the jump before.

Maxine Concannon took to the skies after seeing the care given to her later father when he stayed as an inpatient in December 2014.

Read more: This Preston boy ran 30 miles in 30 days for city hospice

She said: “I was really nervous about doing the skydive, but it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. It was such an amazing experience; I just loved it and would do
it every week if I could.

“I’d really encourage people to jump at the chance – it’ll be the most amazing experience.”

“I’ve seen what the hospice does from both sides of the fence.”

“I always knew the staff on the inpatient unit were fantastic, but to actually be on the other side, as a family member when my dad died at the hospice, was very strange, but also very reassuring. They really are brilliant.

“It felt good to give something back.”

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The skydive takes place on Saturday 21 April and there’s a limited number of places remaining.

You can sign up by calling 01772629171 or email

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