A SHIRLEY bank worker took to the skies and raised just over £1,000 for the Marie Curie Hospice.
Thrill-seeker Georgia Wright, who works at the Coventry Building Society on Stratford Road, decided to take on the skydiving challenge when it was offered to her at work.
Georgia said: “Once I decided I was going to do it, I had to decide on a charity.
“I knew that Marie Curie has helped a lot of people over the years and almost everyone I have met has had some kind of dealings with them in the past – making it an easy choice for me.
“Then the fundraising began in the Shirley branch, everyone was so generous, leading to a total of £1,000.54.”
However fundraising seemed to be the easy part.
Georgia had her jump postponed on two separate occasions due to bad weather.
On the third attempt she managed to get into the air and jump 13,000ft.
She added: “It was definitely one of the best things I’ve ever done, so much so I’m considering going back for round two next year.”
Imani Adeyemo, Marie Curie Hospice fundraising assistant, said: “Thank you so much to Georgia for taking on this challenge and raising such a fantastic amount for the Marie Curie Solihull Hospice.
“Our supporters ensure that our nurses and doctors can continue to provide the excellent care they do to patients and their families so that they can make the most of the time they have left together.”