Pure’s recruitment consultant Ruben Davis was one of the brave fundraisers to take part in a 160ft bungee jump challenge on Sunday (11 June) to raise money for Norfolk and Waveney cancer charity The Big C.
The event, held outside The Forum in Norwich, was organised by The Big C in partnership with the UK Bungee Club. The Big C is this year’s nominated charity for Pure’s Norwich team and Ruben volunteered for the daredevil challenge to play his part in raising vital funds. Surprisingly, despite being his first ever bungee jump, he said the nerves didn’t really kick in until the last moment.
He added: “In the lead up to it all I was quite nonchalant about the whole thing. It was only when I got there, saw the crane and realised just how high it was that the adrenaline started pumping. Luckily the team organising the event were so engaging and really helped to put me at ease. There was a fantastic view of Norwich which kept me reasonably distracted while I was up in the crane, and then I just had to take a leap of faith!”
The supporters, who gathered on Millennium Plain to watch the brave fundraisers, included Ruben’s wife and his nine-month old daughter, both of whom were glad to see him safely back on the ground afterwards.
Ruben added: “Doing a bungee jump was one of those things I’d always thought about, but the right opportunity had never come up until now. It was an amazing experience and I would definitely do it again. One of the first things I did when I got home was to research the world’s largest bungee jump, just in case I can tie it into a holiday in the future! There was a fantastic atmosphere among everyone taking part and I’m delighted to have been able to help raise funds for such a fantastic organisation.”
The Big C provides drop in support and information centres across Norfolk and Waveney. These are used by thousands of people affected by cancer every year and provide valuable information about diagnosis, treatments, side effects and recovery. The support also includes trained staff who can provide emotional help, support and complementary therapies.
Pure had already raised over £2,700 for The Big C through its annual quiz night earlier in the year. Now Ruben’s fundraising plunge has raised a further £340 for the charity, with donations still coming in. There is still time to donate to Ruben’s fundraising efforts through his Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Ruben-Davis1