The team at the Station in Sutton Coldfield are getting behind the fundraising efforts of two of their customers who are skydiving to raise money for local hospice, St Giles.
Amy Huckvale and Kevin Moore, regulars at the Station, will be taking the leap at Chatteris airfield in Cambridgeshire on Saturday 25th August. Already the pub, with the help of their customers, has raised around £550 for the brave pair by hosting a charity night with entertainment provided by Birmingham-based band, 360.
The couple have raised almost £700 for the Hospice and hope to raise even more as the day of the jump draws ever closer. The fundraising for St Giles Hospice has come about as Amy’s father was cared for at the hospice.
Amy Huckvale said: “Last year my dad was diagnosed with cancer and sadly lost his battle earlier this year. It was such an awful time, not only for him, but for my family too.
“In his last days, we made the heart wrenching decision to put his care into the hands of St Giles. They were absolutely fantastic and took great care of him. They were so gentle and thoughtful, we are in no doubt this was the best decision we could have made for him. They helped to make his last few hours comfortable, which is all we could have asked for.
“Not only this, but they supported my mum and myself through the whole process. They were utterly invaluable and I would now like to be able to give them something back. I know a lot of people, who know of others that have also needed the service of St Giles, and everyone I speak to has nothing but good things to say about them.”
Keith Ward, licensee of the Station said: “Amy and Kevin are great customers of ours and when they told me that they were raising money for St Giles I offered our assistance and help. We’re going to plan a few more events so that hopefully Kevin and Amy can contribute a significant amount for the Hospice. After all, what they are doing is incredibly brave and for a very worthwhile cause.
“We like to help our customers and the local community in any way we can. In addition to helping raise money for charities that are close to our customer’s hearts, we also host lots fundraising activity for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital which is close to mine. We raised a significant amount for their new heart theatre last year and this year we are pledging to raise money for their cleft lip and palate department as my son was born with the condition and its currently receiving treatment.
“We’d like to ask our customers and the local community to keep an eye out for forthcoming fundraising events hosted at the Station so we can help Amy and Kevin raise a truly fantastic amount of money for St Giles Hospice.”