Kelly takes to the skies for baby care charity

Our Housing Support Officer, Kelly Bishop, took to the skies for charity..

Kelly Bishop from Weston-super-Mare took part in a skydive for a baby care charity last weekend (Saturday, June 17, 2017).

30-year-old Kelly, who works as our Housing Support Officer, jumped in aid of Cots for Tots, which is a special care baby charity for sick and premature babies and the money raised is still being counted.

Kelly said:

“I am so proud of myself for completing the skydive. It was very nerve wracking to be sat in the plane and see it getting higher and higher, knowing I was going to have to jump out of it, but I just had to go through with it as the charity is so important to me. I have friends who have used the charity’s facilities so I know all about the great work it does and this is my way of giving back. The final amount raised is still being counted but I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has generously donated.”

Cots for Tots, which is based at Bristol’s Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael’s Hospital, raises funds for life-saving equipment and pioneering new facilities to transform the lives of babies from Bristol, the South West England, South Wales and throughout the UK.

The charity has its own dedicated 12 bedroom house providing free ‘home from home’ accommodation for parents, brothers and sisters of babies in the Special Care Baby Unit.

Nicky Norville, Registered Manager said:

“We are all so proud of Kelly for completing her skydive and would like to congratulate her on raising money for the charity. When our staff put their own personal time and effort into something so worthwhile it proves just how caring they really are, not just in the workplace, but in their personal life too.”

Kelly wearing her charity t-shirt ready after her skydive Kelly parachuting during skydive Kelly landing after skydive