“It was an absolutely incredible but terrifying experience! We were so lucky with the weather, the views were amazing. We are over the moon with the amount of support from our family, friends, colleagues and even strangers – the donations are still coming in!”
Lily and her brothers are currently up to a huge £1559.00! Check out the photos below from the day and if you’re able to, find the JustGiving link here to make your donation.
On Sunday 24 February, secretary in our Personal Injury department Lily Willcocks and two of her brothers are doing a skydive from 15,000ft to raise money for a local charity, Cobalt Health. Go to the Just Giving page to sponsor Lily, all donations are very much appreciated!
They are fundraising for Cobalt’s Gloucestershire breast cancer equipment appeal, an incredible new 3D breast cancer screening machine for the Thirlestaine Breast Centre in Cheltenham.
This revolutionary mammography machine uses technology similar to holograms to give a clear 3D display of the scan. It may sound like a product of science fiction, but this machine would drastically improve the quality of care for women being screened for breast cancer. Its curved compression surface follows the shape of the breast, making testing more comfortable while also giving more reliable and accurate results. Even the scanning room will be designed to create a more relaxing and comfortable experience for patients, with patients having control over ambient lighting, video and sound.
Cobalt has a long history of supporting breast cancer services in Cheltenham and the surrounding areas. From the 1960s to the present day, they have been a valuable asset in advancing cancer detection research and saving lives.
Thomson & Bancks have been pleased to contribute to Cobalt’s cause over the years for their Make a Will month fundraising campaign. We have offered the expertise of our Private Client lawyers in writing Wills while requesting contributions to Cobalt – last year, we raised £1,800 thanks to the generous donations of the people of Gloucestershire.
We’re proud of Lily for taking this latest challenge, and we want to bring our full support to her efforts. She and her brothers will be self-funding their skydiving venture – in other words, contributions to this fundraiser will go directly to the remaining £123,000 needed for the breast cancer equipment. Cobalt are hoping to raise enough funds in time to have the machine in place by Spring.
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