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16-year-old Daniel Rowe takes on 15,000ft skydive to raise money for Plymouth Hospitals Charity

Daniel Rowe has raised £1,075 for Plymouth Hospitals Charity by taking part in a tandem skydive.

Despite his fear of heights, 16-year-old Daniel took the 15,000ft leap from a moving plane to raise money for the Mustard Tree Cancer Support Centre at Derriford Hospital . The skydive was a birthday present for Daniel and he decided to use the opportunity to raise money for the Mustard Tree on behalf of his friend, Kayleigh Eve.

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‘Thank you’ to our dedicated volunteers

A very special event was held today, during National Volunteers’ Week, to say ‘thank you’ to the many dedicated volunteers who provide their services to University Hospitals Plymouth, all year round.More than 80 volunteers came along to the event, which was also attended by Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor, Terri Beer and University Hospitals Plymouth Chief Executive, Ann James.

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Why get involved in clinical trials? Read Michael’s story

Parkinson’s does not define Michael Broad – he’s been a keen photographer, climber and cyclist, and has enrolled in many online courses to improve his knowledge of the condition. And since being diagnosed in 2013 he has taken part in a number of clinical trials to help find ways of alleviating symptoms and slowing progression of Parkinson’s, most recently PD-STAT led by the University of Plymouth.

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