Swaffham’s Frank reaches for the sky to help hospice

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A Swaffham man honoured his late wife by completing a parachute jump to raise vital funds for the work of the Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice.

Frank Rowbury took to the skies at the Chatteris Airfield in Cambridgeshire in memory of his wife Sue, who died last year.

The jump took place on what would have been Sue’s birthday.

Donning a bright pink parachute to show his support for the fight against cancer, Frank’s feat has so far raised more than £1,350 for the hospice, which provides free emotional and practical support to people suffering from cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

David Gulliver, chairman of the hospice’s fundraising committee, said: “Sincere thanks are given to all of those who generously donated toward this event, and of course to a very brave Frank.”