Husband of Resident at Care Home Complete Skydive as Part of Birthday Celebrations

The husband of a resident at a Harrogate care home completed a skydive and raised more than £2200 in the process.

Frank Ward decided to do the charity skydive as part of his 90th birthday celebrations.

He raised a total of £2291.25, which will go towards purchasing new wheelchairs for MHA Berwick Grange, where his wife Margaret is a resident.

The wheelchairs will be purchased from a local mobility equipment supplier, Able to Enable who will also repair and service the wheelchairs when required.

Frank completed the skydive from Skydive Hibaldstow and says “he would do it again”

Speaking after the event he added: “It’s something you must experience to understand it.

“It was a little scary but exhilarating at the same time.

“I like to keep active, and I am a regular singer with Harrogate Theatre Choir so doing something different for my birthday appealed to me.

“I am very impressed with the amount that’s been raised, especially with money being tight for a lot of people due to circumstances.

“I want to thank everyone who donated and supported me, especially Jan Chebrika, who works at MHA for her support throughout the process.

“We are planning to purchase the wheelchairs at the end of the month, and I am looking forward to seeing the new wheelchairs at the home.”

Lynne Anderson, area manager said: “The skydive is a phenomenal gesture for all the residents at Berwick Grange.

The money raised will go a long way to improving the lives of all those in the home.

“We want to give a huge thanks to Frank for all his support.”

 

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