A BROTHER and Sister from Anglesey have raised a total of £2635.25 for St David's Hospice after taking on a fundraising skydive challenge.

Darren, 27 and Amanda Pritchard, 30, took part in the event in memory of their father Ronald (Ron), who passed away at St David’s Hospice in April, after being diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma.

The first two times the pair, who are from Pentraeth, had planned to jump, the event had to be cancelled due to bad weather. However, it was third time lucky on July 5 when they took to the skies above Lancaster.

Speaking about the skydive, Amanda said: “I found it to be an absolutely fantastic experience and it really helped with everything that's happened.

“It was a release of all sorts of emotions and a feeling of great achievement knowing we had raised so much to give something back to the hospice. I would definitely do it again.”

The pair raised a very respectable total of £2635.25 for the local hospice charity which provides specialist care for local people with advanced illnesses or those in need of end of life care and their families.

St David's Hospice covers the whole of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey and new development plans will see a satellite Hospice to be located within Penrhos Stanley Hospital, Holyhead.

Hospice Area Fundraiser, James Wilde praised the brother and sister for their bravery and said: “Thank you to both Amanda and Darren for taking to the skies in support of St David’s Hospice.

“I know Darren was a bit apprehensive heading in to it but both he and Amanda did absolutely brilliantly and remembered Ron in a really special way.”

For further information about St David’s Hospice and its services, including the new Anglesey Hospice go to www.stdavidshospice.org.uk.