Three South Pembrokeshire nurses are preparing for the leap of a lifetime when they jump 10,000 feet out of a plane to raise money for their ward.
Rebecca Richards, Tracy George and Denise Davies will be taking part in a charity tandem skydive from Swansea Airfield to raise money for South Pembrokeshire Hospital’s Sunderland Ward, which is the largest ward in the whole of the Hywel Dda Health Board.
“Yes, it’s a slightly nerve-wracking prospect, but we want to give the patients of Sunderland Ward something that’s going to boost their mental and physical wellbeing,” commented Rebecca who is a clinical lead nurse on the ward.
“Since the Covid pandemic, the ward has stopped running all of its group activities and this is something that we would very much like to bring back for our patients.”
Sunderland Ward is the largest ward in the Hywel Dda Trust, with 40 beds for people who are undergoing rehabilitation and end of life care. The average ward size is approximately 28 to 30 beds.
“Historically, the Sunderland Ward has always been very large, and this is something that the hospital has always been able to deal with,” explained Rebecca.
“And being a community hospital situated in the heart of Pembrokeshire, it makes our job even more special.
“We’ve set ourselves the goal of raising £1,500 with our skydive and this money will be used for various social engagement initiatives in Sunderland Ward such as singing, bingo and group exercise classes.
” It’s so important for patients to have the opportunity to engage in social activities, so this is something that we are very eager to bring back after the Covid pandemic.”
Denise, who is a discharge specialist nurse, Tracy, who is a junior sster on the ward and Rebeccaa will be making the leap at Swansea Airfield on Saturday, June 3.
Anyone who would like to make a donation can do so via their Justgiving page on the following link: