It’s time to support a very down to earth cause as Oxford United’s staff and fans prepare to Skydive for Helen & Douglas House on Sunday
Helen & Douglas House are celebrating 40 years since they became the world’s first children’s hospice and do amazing work to support so many families around Oxfordshire. On Sunday Oxford United fans and staff will jump together to help raise funds and awareness.
Head of Medical Amy Cranston, Head of Academy Dan Harris, Sport Scientist Dwyne Peasah, Head of Marketing Tom Law and Marketing Assistant Sam Heason have all volunteered to do a tandem jump on Sunday.
Some of the many families who have been helped by Helen & Douglas House will be there on the day and three of the Dads will be doing the skydive alongside them. These include Craig Greenough whose daughter Ella is a massive Oxford United fan.
Ella goes to Helen & Douglas House for short supportive stays to help manage her long-term conditions.
Kirsty, Ella’s mum, said:
‘Helen & Douglas House has helped us as a family in so many ways. When you have a child with complex medical needs, life is tough as you are always worrying and wondering what’s going to happen next. But, for any concerns we have, Helen & Douglas House has always been there for us. It might just be for a chat or to have a bit of respite so we can recharge our batteries as parents. For this, we will never forget them.
‘Without Helen & Douglas House we don’t know what we would do. They take a very bad situation and turn it into memories and happiness, which makes you forget what you’re going through for a while. We are truly thankful to them for being there for us, and so many other families. Most of all they always make Ella smile."
You can make a huge difference with one simple donation. All you have to do is CLICK HERE to donate to the OUFC team page for Helen & Douglas House