Councillor Cardy, along with committee member Ian Gibson, take on the challenge a few weeks after hundreds of teddies parachuted in the Cathedral Close for the Mayors Appeal.
The teddies raised over £5,000 and the Mayor is hoping to match this figure with the proceeds going towards his ‘Helping Children in our Hospital’ appeal. The money will be spent on specialist monitoring equipment that will be used on the current children’s ward and in the new Children’s Centre, which is due to open in 2010.
Hannah Paye, Fundraising Co-ordinator for the Stars Appeal said: “We were delighted to have been chosen as the beneficiary of Councillor Cardy’s Mayoral Appeal. There have been some great events over recent months and I think it is fantastic and very brave that the Mayor has decided to do this parachute jump.”
To sponsor the Mayor please go to www.justgiving.com/kevincardy or call the Stars Appeal office on 01722 429005. Ends
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To arrange an interview with the Mayor please call him on 01722 339791 or email
For further information please contact:Hannah Paye, Fundraising Co-ordinator, The Stars Appeal, Salisbury District Hospital. Tel: 01722 429005 firstname.lastname@example.org