BROMSGROVE and Redditch residents are being encouraged to reach for the skies and raise money for the Primrose Hospice.

Charity skydives are taking place this summer at Brackley Airfield, in Northamptonshire.

Brave volunteers are being challenged to do a sponsored tandem freefall parachute jump, from a height of 10,000 feet and reaching speeds of up to 120 mph.

Thrillseekers who manage to raise a minimum sponsorship of £395 will be able to jump for free, while the hospice receives a donation of £145.

All money raised above the minimum goes directly to the hospice, which offers a wide range of clinical and support services to those living with cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses.

Potential daredevils have a choice of dates to do a jump; June 8, July 20 and August 17.

Lyn Winters, the hospice’s fund-raising manager, said: “Experience the thrill of a lifetime with an exhilarating tandem skydive and raise vital funds.

"Imagine being able to do this for free whilst harnessed to a professional freefall parachute instructor, and at the same time being able to help your local hospice.

“Your support is vital to allow us to offer our very special care to patients and their loved ones.”

For more information, visit or call 01527 889796 to speak to a member of the hospice’s fund-raising team.