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George Cull is going to undertake a parachute jump to raise funds for Bethesda Hospice.  

"The jump is scheduled for 10 December 2023 at St Andrews and any publicity would be greatly appreciated.  Both as support for George and also to raise as much as possible for Bethesda Hospice," the hospice says. 

George says: "Bethesda is rightly regarded as being in the heart of the community, with the community at its heart. Like all hospices in Scotland, resources at Bethesda are stretched and being on an island, there are limited possibilities to raise additional income.

"From a personal viewpoint the Isle of Lewis has given me much so it's only right to put back into the community. With this in mind my own contribution is to jump from a perfectly serviceable aircraft strapped to a stranger to raise funds for Bethesda.

"This will go against everything that that l regard as 'normal' and fear will be the order of the day."

Bethesda explain: "The Hospice currently needs to fundraise over £400,000 per year to allow us to continue to provide the care to anyone in our community who needs it. 

"George is amazingly and very bravely doing this parachute jump to help us to raise the money that we need.  The link to his Just Giving page is below:-

George has set the modest target of £500…but at, we feel quietly confident that readers will support this appeal to surpass that target.

And Bethesda Hospice is holding a 1920s Gatsby Event hosted by Lews Castle with speciality drinks reception by Isle of Harris Distillers Ltd.This involves 1920s attire with prizes for best dressed Flappers & Gents on Saturday 4 November from 7pm. It's billed as  a glamorous evening in the magnificent Lews Castle with 1920s gin cocktails, finger buffet and an Auction and Prize Draw followed by music from Monty & Neosa.