Raising Money for the Queen Alexandra Hospital HomeReading Time: 2 minutes
We are extremely proud to report that one of our legal assistants, Kayleigh Akehurst, has managed to raise £445 for the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) by jumping out of a plane!
On 2nd August, Kayleigh took part in the tandem skydive to celebrate the QAHH’s 95th anniversary and to commemorate the WWI Centenary.
As their website explains, the QAHH is a remarkable institution with an inspiring history. When casualties in the First World War reached appalling numbers, the home was founded to care for those who were permanently disabled. The vision of Gladys Marchioness of Ripon, the Home was founded in 1919 in Roehampton through the generosity of the Charrington family. In 1934, the QAHH moved from Roehampton to Worthing and made its permanent home there.
Today, the QAHH works in the gaps between healthcare and social services, offering a range of appropriate solutions for the most needy of our disabled people, many of whom have served this country, with little thought for personal loss or gain. Each year it provides care and rehabilitation to more than 100 physically disabled ex-servicemen and women and their dependents.
However, they need to raise £1.3 million each year to continue helping our ex-servicemen and women. We are very proud of Kayleigh for helping towards this annual target.
Kayleigh says “it certainly was an experience jumping out of a plane at 13,000ft! It took around 40 seconds from leaving the plane to get back down to the ground.”