THE managing director of Redditch-based Steatite is to jump out of a plane to raise money for Worcestershire care provider St Richard's Hospice.

John Lavery and other staff from Steatite embark on the charity sky dive on June 22.

Worcester-based St Richard's Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Each year the hospice team supports more than 2,300 patients and family members in Worcestershire. It hopes to raise £6.1 million this year, to enable it to continue its work.

Mr Lavery said: “Giving to charity is one of the most selfless things you can do. You're giving away your hard-earned money and expecting nothing in return, save the personal satisfaction of making the world just a little bit better place.”

St Richard’s serves Worcestershire, including Worcester, Malvern, Droitwich, Pershore, Upton-upon-Severn, Broadway, Evesham and the surrounding areas.

Jonathan Lavery, technical sales engineer at Steatite, said: “St Richard’s Hospice does a lot of work with families dealing with terminal illness and helping patients through the illness. We believe this to be a worthy charity.”

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Products range from custom battery packs and electronic components to industrial computer hardware.