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Nathan Burke raises thousands for hospice charity

May 19, 2017
Nathan Burke took to the skies to raise vital funds for a hospice local to Burke Bros Moving Group’s head office in Wolverhampton, after losing his mother to cancer.

The fundraising skydive, ‘Jumping for JK’, was in memory of Jill - Gary Burke’s former partner - who was diagnosed with stage-four cancer in early December 2016 and very sadly passed away, only a matter of weeks later in January.

During his mother’s illness, Nathan became aware of the exceptional work that Compton Hospice, a charity that supports patients facing life-limiting illnesses and their families, does. Their purpose is to make a difference to people’s lives when their illness is no longer curable. A fully qualified team of doctors, nurses and support workers are on hand to provide the best possible care for patients and their families during the most difficult periods.

Nathan’s fundraising has raised over £6,500 thanks to numerous individuals who knew Jill, as well as organisations associated with Burke Bros Moving Group.

Gary Burke, Managing Director of Burke Bros Moving Group, speaking about his son’s achievements said, “I am extremely proud of Nathan’s strength and willingness to help others at a very sad time in his own life. I would also like to add my thanks as Nathan’s dad to everyone who has helped him with this challenge.”

The skydive was successfully completed in Whitchurch on the morning of Saturday, 4 March. The funds raised are vital to help Compton Hospice extend its facilities and continue to provide essential services to many more people.

Photo: Nathan and his instructor during their sky-dive

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