Nursery manager soars to new heights for cancer charity

Clare Horner, deputy manager and pre-school section head at Setting Sail Nursery in Harrogate, has taken a major leap in a charity skydive to boost funds for Saint Michael’s Hospice.

Clare took to the skies in her daunting 15,000 ft challenge in Hibaldstow Airfield, Lincolnshire which has already raised £600 for the hospice which supports those with terminal illness and their families.

Based in Killinghall, Setting Sail Nursery is part of Happy Jays group of private nurseries across Yorkshire. Committed to giving back to its communities, the group facilitates a wealth of annual fundraising activities and has raised thousands of pounds for charities including the British Heart Foundation, the Children’s Trust and the Meningitis Trust.

Commenting on the dive, Clare said: “Whilst the jump was incredibly nerve-racking, it was rewarding to know that it will benefit those who use the fantastic facilities and services at Saint Michael’s. The hospice is a very special place, providing expert care and supporting the lives of people affected by terminal illness.”

Tony Gernon, MD of Happy Jays, commented: “We are proud to support many worthwhile causes across our nursery group, and it was great to see Clare take on the skydive challenge and help to improve the quality of life for people at the hospice as well as supporting families and carers.”

Happy Jays provides Ofsted registered nursery and childcare in Harrogate, Boroughbridge, York, Scarborough and Batley.    

All smiles at 15,000ft
Clare Horner jumps for Saint Michael’s Hospice

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