A trio of hospice fundraisers are taking on a skydive challenge for St Clare Hospice.

On September 8 the hopefully not aptly named Dani De’ath, 32, Emma Broadbent, 23 and Rachel Lines, 23 will take the plunge for the West Essex and East Herts charity.

Each year as part of their fundraising roles at the Hospice, the trio are targeted to raise approximately £430,000 for St Clare – enough to run all of the hospice’s essential care services for a month and a half.

This year they are hoping to add £1,000 to the target by taking on the personal challenge, which will have them fall 13,000 ft or two miles.

Commenting as a team, they said: “It’s safe to say that we are all a little bit nervous about our up-coming challenge, but we know that we are doing it for a really great cause that benefits our local community.

"So often in our roles we see the difference St Clare’s care and support can make to people, and we know that it is only possible with thanks to our incredible family of fundraisers and supporters.

"We feel amazing knowing that we are joining Team St Clare as personal challengers. Each and every one of our supporters means so much to St Clare, so we’re honoured to be a part of that – going the extra mile outside of our roles at the Hospice.”