Date: Wednesday 29 June 2016
Our North West team is supporting courageous 19-year-old Shannon Spicer as she attempts her second skydive, all in the name of giving something back to the doctors and nurses at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in West Derby, Liverpool.
We have pledged £500 to help Shannon reach her goal, with all funds raised going towards the hospital’s oncology department which specialises in treating childhood cancer.
Shannon Spicer says: “As a survivor of childhood cancer, I cannot begin to describe the amazing support that the doctors and nurses at Alder Hey Hospital provide to poorly children every day. My charity skydives are just a small way of saying thank you to the hospital staff.
“With Taylor Wimpey’s generous support, I can move one step closer to reaching my donations target, and I hope our efforts can make a genuine difference to the children at Alder Hey.”
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is one of the largest children’s hospitals in Britain and is renowned for its excellent patient care. In addition to NHS funding, Alder Hey uses charitable donations to finance essential research initiatives, to buy new medical equipment, and to create a pleasant, friendly environment for children and their families while in hospital.
Stuart Craig, Sales Manager for Taylor Wimpey North West, says: “We love to support the communities in which we build, particularly to ensure the health and wellbeing of parents and children.
“We are delighted to be sponsoring Shannon’s skydive for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, which offers outstanding support to children in need of medical care. Her efforts have the potential to be life-saving, and clearly she is a strong role model for the community.”
Shannon concludes: “I love to skydive for charitable causes, and this dive is particularly personal for me.
“With the support of local businesses like Taylor Wimpey, I know we can make a genuine difference to Alder Hey Hospital, and support all of the amazing work that they do.”