The sky’s the limit

Tring businesswoman Alison Page raised £1,000 for the 40th anniversary of the Hospice of St Francis and celebrated with a special cake. It showcased her charity skydive and the 10th anniversary of her business Alison Page Marketing.

Kate Phipps-Wiltshire, CEO of The Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted, said: ‘Alison’s skydiving themed cake featuring her in free fall – a gift for our hard-working community nursing team – really was the icing on the cake after she and over 25 others jumped out of a plane for us, helping us to celebrate our 40th birthday.

‘Raising £18,490.21 in total, with Alison contributing an impressive £1,000 to the fundraising effort, the skydive was a fantastic fundraiser for us and all participants enjoyed the adrenalin rush as they descended 12,000 ft before floating serenely to the ground.

‘As a member of our corporate partner network, Alison’s been great at helping us spread the word about this popular event and we’ve already got four skydivers signed up to leap for us in March 2020. Many congratulations to all who participated and particularly to Alison, who’s celebrating a joint milestone of a big birthday this year and running her marketing business for 10 years.’

Alison said: ‘I achieved a lifetime’s ambition by doing a skydive to support the hospice and to mark my marketing consultancy’s 10th birthday.

‘I’d always wanted to do a skydive but never got around to it and the hospice gave me the perfect reason to make my dream come true as it was an awesome experience to see our beautiful countryside from a different angle.

Further donations to the hospice can be made here:

Pictured left to right: 
Tamsyn Marshall, Rehabilitation Assistant; Fay Richardson, Director of Care; Kate Grigg Head of Events; Alison Page of Alison Page Marketing; Abbie Kent, Events Assistant; and Antonia Dean, Lecturer Practitioner.


July 16, 2019