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Tandem skydive raised over £10k for WAA in memory

Three brave skydivers took on a challenge in memory of Jacob John Hocking, who sadly died in a road traffic accident last year.

Gary and Chloe Hocking took on a tandem skydive in memory of Jacob, their son and brother, who passed away in a road traffic accident in Corwen in November 2015.

Gary and Chloe took on the free-fall challenge, joined by family friend Helen Bourne, to raise funds for Wales Air Ambulance.

Two of the Welsh helicopter charity’s air ambulance attended the seen of the incident, but were unable to save Jacob.

Their sponsored skydive raised over £10,000 for Wales Air Ambulance, collecting donations to help fund the charity’s helicopter missions across Wales.

Alyson Winn, Wales Air Ambulance Community Coordinator, said: “We are very honoured that Gary, Chloe and Helen would raise funds for us in memory of Jacob.

“Their tandem skydive raised an outstanding £10,515 for Wales Air Ambulance, which will fund over seven of our missions across the country.

Jacob’s friend and family have also held other fundraising events and collections in aid of WAA in his memory, raising a total of £12,340 for the charity.

Each of Wales Air Ambulance’s missions across Wales costs around £1,500, and the family’s fundraising will fund more than eight missions across the country.

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