“I’ve never jumped out of a plane before!” 🛩
This is Steve who is one of our porters and drivers. His usual day-to-day is spent driving babies and their families from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in St Michael’s Hospital to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, as well as supporting with other porter duties in both hospitals.
This weekend Steve will be doing something a little different – a skydive!
Steve has decided to jump out of a plane to raise money for Cots for Tots – Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal's dedicated NICU charity that supports special care babies in St Michael’s Hospital and provides accommodation for parents who need to stay close by.
Having worked in our hospitals for 6 years now, Steve has got to know many families as they go from NICU, to our children’s wards, right up to that moment they can go home. He’s an integral part of the devoted team that provide care and support to our patients and families on their hospital journey.
“All of the NICU and children’s hospital staff are amazing. I’m a small cog in the big wheel that keeps them running and I’m really happy to be part of the team. I can see how the charity supports families, which is why I wanted to give back to support those families that I meet so often."
“I am pretty nervous, but excited for the skydive!”
Good luck Steve!
If you’d like to support Steve and his fundraising skydive, you can do so here
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust