Fundraising Media Release

Matthew jumps out of plane for NICU and ITU


A King’s Lynn man has jumped out of a plane to raise hundreds of pounds for staff at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Matthew Kerrison, of Turbus Road, wanted to give something back to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Intensive Care Unit for the support given to his family.

He has raised £515 by completing a skydive in Chatteris in June, which he split equally between NICU and ICU.

Matthew is already thinking of doing more fundraising challenges for the hospital, including the world’s fastest zip wire or wing walking!
He said: “It was an amazing experience – as soon as we had landed I wanted to go back up. I enjoyed every single second of it.

“I’m really pleased to have raised so much money for both units.”

Matthew presented the cheque to grateful members of the Critical Care and NICU teams. The money donated to the Intensive Care Unit will be contributed towards wedges to position patients and improve comfort. NICU’s money will go towards specialist machines that stabilise babies’ temperature or other medical equipment.

 

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Pictured (left to right): Natalie English, Critical Care Manager, Matthew Kerrison, Clare Booth, NICU Sister and Julie Oughton, NICU Community Team.

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