Derby County Football Club Women

Simsy’s Sky Dive for Hospital Trust Charity

Derby County Women’s defender Amy Sims will take to the skies in May as she hopes to raise valuable money for the Cystic Fibrosis Unit through the Nottingham Hospitals Charity by taking part in a tandem skydive.

The defender graduated from Nottingham Trent University during the summer and took a job in the Cystic Fibrosis unit and has seen the impact that valuable fundraising can have on those suffering with the debilitating disease and hopes that the money raised can help make a difference.

Sims said “Having joined the NHS in the summer from University, I have seen the effect that cystic fibrosis can have on patients and I wanted to do something to help raise funds to continue to fight this dreadful disease.

“The impact during the pandemic has only intensified the need to do as much as we can to combat this disease, there are over 10,000 people suffering in the UK and anything we can raise will help to give back to the patients on the unit.”

“Working with the team in the Cystic Fibrosis unit is awe-inspiring and the work they do is incredible and I am so proud to be working with so many dedicated colleagues and it’s inspiring and I’m mad enough to want to do this fantastic skydive in a few months.”

Taking on a skydive isn’t for the feint hearted and the local born defender who came up through the Derby County Women’s Academy admits she’s apprehensive but is already looking forward to it and hopes the Ewe Rams faithful can help to contribute towards the charity fundraiser.

“I must admit it’s making me nervous already but that’s normal and a bit like football, I’ll work off the adrenaline and it’s something that’s always been on my list to do and so the opportunity to do it for a fantastic cause is even more special.

“When I told my family that I was going to do this, they looked at me gone out but I could only laugh and they have and will continue to be great with the fundraiser. Whatever I raise will be great for the unit and it’s something that I’ll forever be proud of doing.

“Hopefully the Ewe Rams and Rams fans can get behind me and help with any contributions they could spare, it’s a really tough time for everyone at the moment but anything will help and it will all be going to a great cause and will make the world of difference.”

To contribute to Amy Sims’s tandem skydive in May, please click on the link and make any donation you can spare. 

To learn more about the Nottingham Hospital Charity Trust and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, please click on the links