Hospice shop manager for the high jump — but it’s all for charity

Hospice shop manager for the high jump — but it’s all for charity

By Michael Upton | 16/08/2021

Hospice shop manager for the high jump — but it’s all for charity


A THRILL-seeking hospice shop manager praised her customers and colleagues for their generosity ahead of her skydive for the charity.

Lisa Evison has been in charge of the Rotherham Hospice store on High Street at Wath for the past four years.

The 55-year-old jumped at the chance of another air-based fundraiser \_\!after completing a tandem jump 15 years ago.

She said: “I saw the hospice skydive advertised the year before last but didn’t have time to do it, so as soon as it was advertised this time around, I went for it and signed up straight away.

“It’s the thrill and excitement that attracted me to it, as well as raising money for the hospice. I can’t wait!

“Lots of customers and colleagues have already sponsored me. They’ve all been fabulous.

“A young girl called Grace has done a poster for the shop to let people know about the skydive. She’s really good at art and that’s now on the blackboard we have behind the till.”

The skydive takes place on October 10 at Hibaldstow Airfield, North Lincolnshire.

Lisa, of Brinsworth, said: “The fundraising is pretty much all the preparation you need. There’s a target of £400 which you have to raise to do the skydive, then obviously anything on top of that is a bonus.

“I did a tandem jump about 15 years ago for cystic fibrosis because a nephew who had it, and I’ve wanted to do another one for a long time.”

Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/lisaevisonskydive or call in the shop to donate to Lisa’s fundraising.


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