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Skydive raises over £700 for North East charity

A Direct Mortgages assistant at Leeds Building Society’s Silverlink office took part in a tandem skydive to raise funds for a North East palliative care charity.

Stephen Forster’s 120mph skydive took place at Peterlee skydive academy. He jumped from approximately 12,500 feet and landed after five to seven minutes.

Stephen has raised £700 for St Oswald’s Hospice - including £250 in matched funding from Leeds Building Society.

He said: “I chose St Oswald’s Hospice after visiting the charity and seeing first-hand their fantastic work. They really do help to improve people’s lives, and their support makes a huge difference to their patients.

“The majority of their running costs for the year are via voluntary donations or fundraising activities. Therefore, I am delighted to have raised £700 in total and would like to thank everyone who has sponsored me and Leeds Building Society for providing matched funding.”

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Notes to Editors

Stephen Forster is pictured attached to his instructor during the Tandem Skydive.

Stephen Forster is pictured attached to his instructor during the Tandem Skydive.

Leeds Building Society’s Silverlink office is at 13 Mercantile House, Kingfisher Way, Silverlink Business Park, NE28 9NY.

St Oswald’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care to adults, children and young people from the North East of England. It is a charity that provides excellence in care for those with life limiting conditions.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £12.1bn (as at 31 December 2014). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.