A team of fundraisers took the ultimate leap of faith over the weekend to raise money for a local charity.

St Mary's Hospice, which is based in Ulverston and helps people across south Cumbria, organised its latest skydive on Saturday, July 6.

This saw a number of people from the surrounding area brave their fear of heights to bring in 'vital' funds that will allow the hospice to continue its work.

The moment of truthThe moment of truth (Image: St Mary's Hospice)

Mel Dixon, the Events and Challenges Manager at St Mary's, said: "On behalf of our entire team, we are so grateful to everyone who participated in our recent skydive event.

"Your courage and enthusiasm made it an unforgettable experience - thank you for soaring to new heights with us and contributing to the success of this extraordinary adventure."

The end of a 15,000-foot journeyThe end of a 15,000-foot journey (Image: St Mary's Hospice)

Mel went on to explain just how crucial these events are in preserving the hospice for the foreseeable future.

"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your incredible support - eight out of 10 patients at St Mary's Hospice are cared for through fundraising efforts like these," she said.

"Your generosity and commitment have made a profound impact, allowing us to continue our vital work and make a difference in our community."

Many of the people involved described the day as an 'amazing experience' and one they will not be forgetting anytime soon.

The skydive has become an annual tradition for the hospiceThe skydive has become an annual tradition for the hospice (Image: St Mary's Hospice)

"Their courage, energy, and passion brought a special magic to the skies and inspired everyone below," Mel added.

"We're so blessed to have such a kind community that supports us the way they do - without people like them, we wouldn't be able to carry on daily."

One of the people taking part was Tracy Barrow, a Health Care Assistant at the hospice, who took to the sky in memory of her dad Derrick.

She completed the fundraiser alongside her daughter, Rebecca, who said: "It will be coming up to five years since he [Derrick] passed and this would be another thing I know he would be proud of me doing.

"He was a wonderful man and the light of my life so I would like this to be a way of remembering him and be reminded of our times together."