NURSE Marco Jiminez has raised more than £500 by jumping out of a plane.

Marco, a charge nurse at Newton Abbot community hospital, wanted to raise the cash to buy equipment for stroke patients he cares for. 

The money will pay for patient equipment which helps with near rehabilitation on the hospital’s Templer Ward. 

Marco’s brave jump will provide equipment including  beach balls for use in group sessions, mirror boxes which help retrain the brain after a stroke to build up mobility, jigsaws, and innovative special gloves which help to retrain hands and feet after a stroke or for patients with a neurological impairment.

Marco said: ‘As a registered nurse on the ward, I see first-hand the difference that our care makes to patients who need our support, however with better resources we can do even more. 

‘I’m raising funds to purchase items from the wish list we have on the ward, equipment for our patients that can’t be funded by the NHS. 

‘These items will make such a difference to our patients, helping to better support them in their journey to getting home and being able to get the most of life.’