This December will see several members of Royal Trinity Hospice staff, including Spiritual Care Lead Michael Savage, Senior Social Worker Kate Wells and Fundraiser Clare Gilchrist, donning Santa suits and plunging into the Christmas spirit with a 10,000ft skydive at Salisbury Airfield.  

Michael said “I told a patient what I was doing and he could not stop laughing. He found the whole idea so funny that he just broke down. His reaction makes the Santa Skydive worthwhile; it’s all about laughter and humour and fellowship, and raising money for Trinity. What a brilliant way to prepare for Christmas – being with my wonderful colleagues, having fun, taking photographs and knowing that we are doing something for our patients, their families and carers. What a fantastic privilege.”

Kate said “Skydiving has always been on my bucket list, so when Michael mentioned that Trinity was looking for Santa's I got excited - so excited that I signed up! Working in palliative care means that I have been privileged to meet and work with some inspirational people and their families. Walking alongside someone facing the end of their life has impacted on my own in various ways, and perhaps rediscovering my bucket list is one of those. Please encourage me to go through with this by donating to a very worthy cause. Without donations, my team and I wouldn't be able to do what we do - supporting patients and their loved ones when it matters the most.”

To support Michael, Kate or Clare please visit their online fundraising pages:

Michael Savage

Kate Wells

Clare Gilchrist

If you would like to take part in a challenge event in aid of Trinity, please get in touch with Clare on 020 7787 1087 or cgilchrist@royaltrinityhospice.london