The sky's the limit for a worthy cause

Not one for the faint-hearted, Andy Craig, Assistant Manager at the Howdens Fenton depot in Staffordshire, completed a skydive for Donna Louise Children's Hospice...

Donna Louise Children

The Stoke-on-Trent children's hospice takes its name from a young local girl, Donna Louise Hackney, who died at the age of 16. It was set up in 1999, in response to the need for a children's hospice service in the Staffordshire and Cheshire area - and after a lot of determined fundraising, the new building opened in 2003.

Now the charity provides a wide range of services and support for children and their families, both in the hospice and at their own homes.

Of course, it takes continuous donations to keep these services going - and one day when Fenton depot's Katie Tams delivered a cheque personally from Howdens to the hospice, she saw at first hand what a fantastic job the carers and volunteers do. She decided to do more to help, and encouraged Andy and her partner Oliver to take part in the skydive. They're very glad she did, as they raised £1,800 for this extremely worthy cause.