Skydivers hope to raise £1.5k for Birmingham teenage cancer unit
A team of brave volunteers from Birmingham property consultants Bond Wolfe took to the sky to raise money for the teenage cancer unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Four members of the business took part in tandem skydives for the Young Persons’ Unit via the University Hospitals Birmingham Charity.
Their efforts for the Birmingham teenage cancer unit have already seen £1,119.73 of a target £1,500 raised.
Bond Wolfe’s skydivers were commercial property agent James Brady, head of the content strategy Aimee Knight, cinematographer Adam Ebrahim and senior social media manager Lacey Waugaman.
The team travelled to Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield, in Brackley, Northamptonshire for the jump, when they were all securely attached to tandem instructors who handled opening the parachute and landing safely.
They then flew to between 10,000 and 15,000 feet before exiting the aircraft for a 30-45 second freefall before their parachutes were deployed.
Speaking afterwards, Mr Brady said: “There were some nerves beforehand but it was the best experience, and we all absolutely loved the thrill.”
Ms Knight added: “We’re so proud that we have been able to raise money for this amazing charity, helping young people at such a difficult time in their lives.”
Gurpreet Bassi, chief executive at Bond Wolfe, added: “We are all tremendously proud of our colleagues for literally going above and beyond to raise money for this fantastic cause.”
The Young Persons Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is designed to ensure that teenagers and young adults are diagnosed efficiently, treated effectively, and have the support they need to make it through their treatment and rebuild their lives after cancer.
To make a donation to the Bond Wolfe charity skydive, visit https://www.justgiving.com/team/BWSkydive.