Chris - volunteer gardener and Red Devil parachute jumper

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Chris is a volunteer at South Bucks Hospice, primarily looking after our lovely sensory garden but also providing our fundraising team with much needed admin support. We are lucky to have such a wonderful garden area that is enjoyed by everyone that visits us and Chris is a big reason the garden is so well maintained. He usually comes in one day during the week and will often pop in over the weekend during the hot weather to make sure all the plants are watered and able to survive the heat. It’s safe to say that our garden wouldn’t look as glorious as it does without the dedication Chris and our other volunteers are able to give to it.

Always wanting to help out and do more, Chris was inspired to join the Red Devils for a parachute jump. Due to bad weather the jump has be postponed four times, but Chris was finally able to do the jump during August 2019. Thanks to the generosity of his family and friends, Chris has been able to raise over £3,000 for South Bucks Hospice. This money will help us support people with a life threatening illness across South Buckinghamshire.

Want to support South Bucks Hospice? If you have a great fundraising idea or event then our fundraising team would love to hear from you, contact by email: fundraising@sbhospice.org.uk or by calling: 01494 552 761.

Michael - Facilities Manager/Volunteer Coordinator and Ride 46 conqueror

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Michael Cole is the Facilities Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at South Bucks Hospice, he looks after the day-to-day running of the building and makes sure that the building is maintained to a high standard. We are lucky to be able to operate from a new build, so have some amazing technology installed like our chill beam system. The chill beam system is quite complicated, but basically it cleans the air in our patient areas and means that you will be breathing in 99.9% ‘clean’ air. As with most technology, there are inevitable issues, which is where Michael gets involved. Having previously served with the RAF it’s safe to assume that Michael will get any issue dealt with quickly and efficiently.

Being a keen cyclist Michael wanted to support the hospice and do something he loved. Once he found out that we had two places in Ride46 it was clear to him that he needed to take part. So on the 4th August Michael and his daughter Stephanie took on the challenge of riding 46 miles around London in support of South Bucks Hospice. Thanks to the generosity of his family and friends, Michael and Stephanie were able to raise over £1,100 in total. This money will help us support people with a life threatening illness across South Buckinghamshire.

Want to support South Bucks Hospice? If you have a great fundraising idea or event then our fundraising team would love to hear from you, contact by email: fundraising@sbhospice.org.uk or by calling: 01494 552 761.