A skydiver fundraising for HCWF. Source: Julie Child

A group of Nottingham University students are taking to the skies to raise money for the Healthcare Workers Foundation.

Ten students are fundraising for much needed support for the organisation before leaping from a plane at 13,000ft on the 27th of April.

The charity, founded during the pandemic, supports those working within the healthcare sector and their families – supporting all healthcare workers – from cleaners to consultants.

The foundation says it provides essential help, from therapy to financial support.

So far, Healthcare Workers’ Foundation has…

  • SPENT £52,957 ON STAFF REFURBISHMENTS 

  • DELIVERED £88,128 OF GRANTS

  • PROVIDED WORKERS WITH 1,894 COUNSELLING SESSIONS 

Stephanie Anderson and Imogen Palmer are two students taking part in the jump.

Imogen – Left. Stephanie – Right. Source: Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie, 21, is currently doing healthcare placements in the East Midlands alongside her degree.

She says this has ignited her passion for helping those in healthcare.

“You learn to actually appreciate them a lot more when you actually work alongside them.

“You really notice how much they do.

“It’s so important to raise awareness for those ‘hidden’ workers, hospitals couldn’t run without them and they deserve all the help they can get,” she said.

Twenty-one-year-old Imogen Palmer is also doing the skydive – and is also motivated by personal experience.

Imogen Palmer on her emotional tie to the cause.

“Workers have to listen to everybody else’s issues whilst they have their own problems too.

“The charity does such amazing things for people and keeps everybody and their families safe,” she said.

The charity CEO, Julie Child, says the ethos is to make people genuinely happy in their roles.

CEO for Healthcare Workers’ Foundation, Julie Child. Source: UK Fundraising

“The fact this group is willing to undertake such a massive challenge at such a pivotal time in their own lives is just amazing.

Julie Child on how important fundraising is for her organisation.

“All it takes is really simple items and considerably low financial cost to do so.

“The majority of healthcare staff just need a something as small as a comfy chair.

“Breaks in the NHS are few and far in-between, so when they get them, the least they deserve is to put their feet up,” she said.

If you would like to support the skydive you can do so via JustGiving or the link below.