Four colleagues from Pure Resourcing Solutions in Norwich are taking a leap for charity next month, when they complete a skydive on the 18th August to raise money for East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH).
Recruitment Consultants Tina Maguire (56), April Gotts (20), Angie Atkinson (37) and Graham Moss (27) will be taking part in the brave stunt to help meet Pure Resourcing Solutions 10 year anniversary charity challenge. The specialist recruitment company has supported EACH as its chosen charity since the business was established in 2002 and has raised over £40,000 in the last ten years. The company is now on a mission to increase this total to £50,000 by its anniversary in September.
Tina, Managing Consultant at Pure Resourcing Solutions, said they were hoping for an extra rush of sponsorship with less than four weeks to go until they make the leap.
"The four of us have currently raised 70 per cent of our £1,300 target for the skydive, and I really want to hit that goal to help EACH."
Despite never having done a skydive before, the idea to try the extreme sport to raise money came from Recruitment Consultant Graham and Office Administrator April. But Angie and Tina quickly decided to join in on the action.
"It's something I have always wanted to do and when EACH were looking for volunteers I signed up, then challenged the others to take part, which three of the team agreed to do! I am really looking forward to the experience and it is a great opportunity to raise money for a fabulous charity, so it's the perfect combination.
Youngest member of the team April, is more apprehensive as the big day approaches:
"I'm glad there are four of us doing it together, we've all been psyching ourselves up in the office, though I am getting scared now!"
"Other colleagues have done amazing things for the charity such as climb Kilimanjaro and run marathons. I don't think I could quite manage that, but a 30 second sky dive doesn't seem too bad! As I'm over 40, I had to get a doctor's note to even take part and at 56, I make up 40 percent of the total age of the group, so it's still a real challenge for me in particular!"
For more information on the skydive and to support the team visit: www.justgiving.com/Graham-Moss