A NURSE will take to the skies and jump from 15,000ft in a bid to show her appreciation for Barnsley Hospice and the funeral directors that organised her late husband’s funeral.

Diane Lukey has teamed up with Hammerton’s Funeral Directors for a sponsored skydive for the hospice, two years after her husband, Dave, died from cancer.

She said: “I cannot fault Barnsley Hospice and Hammerton’s for how they helped Dave and I through the most difficult time of our lives.

“The care provided by hospices is invaluable, yet so many have been struggling to secure funds since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak.

“I hope to therefore encourage donations from my community by doing something I’m terrified of.”

In Text Promo Image

The idea was the brainchild of funeral arranger, Mary Walton, who is also a friend of the couple, who asked Diane if she would want to join the fundraising effort.

Hammerton’s set up a fundraising page which has raised more than £1,700, and Diane created a Just Giving page which has so far raised £650 in memory of her husband.

The group of six are will complete their skydive next Sunday from Hibaldstow Airfield.