Of over 532,000 fundraisers active on JustGiving in 2015, Kate’s page raised £14,000, placing her in the top 1%.
But this didn’t come easily. Kate’s fundraising effort was a tandem skydive — and first she had to lose 41 pounds in order to meet the body mass index requirement set by skydiving schools.
Kate set herself a target of raising £14,000 — the cost of providing a full 24-hours’ palliative care either at the hospice or in patients’ homes — after seeing the example set by one of the hospice’s corporate supporters, Connect Distribution. Her skydive funded the hospice’s care throughout Christmas Eve.