DARING supporters of Julia’s House children’s hospice in Devizes showed their bravery by taking part in the charity’s fundraising skydive, The Big Jump.

Twenty-two intrepid individuals experienced the adrenaline rush of jumping from a plane at 13,000 feet high above the Airfield Camp at Netheravon under the expert guidance of the Army Parachute Association.

Thanks to their efforts, the charity hopes The Big Jump will raise around £10,000 to support the families of children living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in Wiltshire.

Hannah Miller, of Julia’s House, said: “The families we care for have to be incredibly brave every single day. Their lives are full of hospital appointments, medication and uncertainty.

"We’re so proud and incredibly grateful to our amazing fundraisers who have faced their own fears in support of these families.”

The charity currently supports 64 families living in Wiltshire, and the money raised by The Big Jump will go directly towards their care.

Julia’s House does not receive any government funding for its services in Wiltshire and is entirely reliant on public fundraising, donations and legacies.

It cares not just for the child, but the whole family, providing emotional support and social opportunities to help break the cycle of anxiety and isolation that can impact their lives.