The Children and Youth Board Fundraising Team have recently completed their long awaited skydive! After months of unpredictable weather, the group was finally able to fly through the sky, raising funds for the incredible Youth Board and children across Community Child Health.

Rachel Raymond, the Senior Nurse for the Health Visiting teams within Cardiff and Vale and self-professed adrenaline junky, led the team to complete their challenge at Swansea Airfield on Saturday 2nd March. Rachel was joined by Ceri Lovell, Senior Nurse for CAHMS, Rhys Kirby, Administration Secretary for the Children Looked After team, Bethan Cordery, member of the Youth Board, and Paula Davies, Lead Nurse for Children, Young People and family Health Service.

The team have been raising funds to make the amazing idea of ‘comfort boxes’ come to life. A group of children and young people who volunteer their time to the Health Board want to make positive changes for children and young people who are admitted to hospitals across CAVUHB. They particularly want to provide something for those children who might find themselves in adult areas, such as the emergency department or on adult wards.

The ‘comfort boxes’ will contain items selected by young people to improve the children’s time in hospital, such as headphones, toothpaste and toothbrush, stuffed toy, spare t-shirt, a mindfulness colouring book, pencils and lip balm.

So far, this fantastic team has raised an incredible £3,578.06 (£2,997.81 + £580.25 GiftAid) for this compassionate cause, and have smashed their target of £2,000 – congratulations to the brave skydivers! A huge thank you to everyone involved for their unwavering dedication to support the Youth Board and children across Community Child Health.

There is still time to support this thrill-seeking group, please visit their JustGiving page to donate to their great cause.

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