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Falling for a good cause


Published by Kerrie Beck for Longhurst Group in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities, Health

In a brave effort to raise money for Cancer Research, Friendship’s (Friendship Care and Housing) Abbie Rogers faced her fears last week in a charity skydive.

Project Coordinator Abbie from Derby fell an amazing 12,000 feet at Nottingham’s Langar Airfield, with a 30 second free-fall at 120 miles per hour!

So far Abbie has successfully raised over £500. “It was an amazing experience and I’m so glad I did it, although I’m glad my friend Fern joined me for the fall and for moral support!” says Abbie. “Half of the funds raised will go to Cancer Research and the other half will go to the Oncology Ward at the Royal Derby Hospital, where my mum works.”

“I’ve always wanted to be a completely fearless person, but no one is braver than the nurses and patients who deal with the devastation caused by cancer every day. Therefore my skydive and the donations raised are dedicated entirely to those amazing people impacted by cancer.”

Abbie is still taking donations for her sky dive. To make a donation, simply go to

Well done Abbie!


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