16-year-old takes 15,000 ft leap for local hospice

A Wilmslow High School student has been raising money for the East Cheshire Hospice having completed a 15000ft skydive, which is the highest he could do in the UK.

Oscar Power received the skydive as a 16th birthday gift from his grandparents (on his dad's side). He decided that while he was having fun, he should see if he could raise some money for the hospice in his Grandpa's name.

So far he has raised over £650 for the local hospice where his Grandpa Richard Carbery spent his final days before he passed away in 1991, aged just 47.

Oscar who lives in Wilmslow and is just about to take his GCSEs completed the skydive on Sunday, 28th April at Black Knights Skydiving Centre in Cockerham near Lancaster. This is the highest tandem jump in the UK and 16 is the lowest age at which you can do this.

Oscar's mum Clare Power said "Oscar clearly never met his Grandpa, but had heard stories about him being a bit of a daredevil. I think he felt his Grandpa would have been supportive of his crazy wish to leap out of a plane!"

Oscar said of the experience "The skydive was incredible - 100% the best thing I've ever done! The scariest bit was going up in the plane, especially when we stopped at 11,000ft to let other skydivers out and knowing I had to go even higher.

"By the time it was my turn, I didn't have a choice, I knew I had to do it and didn't want to let anyone down! And it was so worth it!

"I'm amazed to have raised £660 so far for the hospice and it would be great to raise even more!"

To support Oscar's fundraising for the East Cheshire Hospice visit his just giving page https://www.justgiving.com/page/oscar-power-skydive


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