Eight colleagues from the Sea Breeze shop at Pentewan Sands campsite took part in a charity skydive and have raised £5063.55 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) while doing so.
The intrepid fundraisers took to the sky from Perranporth airfield with Cornwall Parachute Club on 25th November and all completed the jump, with some now looking to repeat it in the future and others glad it is complete.
The team from Sea Breeze got friends, family and suppliers involved in raising sponsorship for the charity which runs the Little Harbour children’s hospice at Porthpean in St Austell which is close to the heart of Bim Beard, one of those who did the skydive, as her daughter Laura works at the hospice.
Bim said “I hear so much about Little Harbour from Laura who heads up the sibling team at the hospice that it really inspired us to take on the skydives and to get to get as many people involved in our fundraising as possible. Our suppliers and customers at the shop were so generous.
It is a fantastic feeling to know we have raised such a great amount for Little Harbour.
Collection tins were getting filled up fast in Sea Breeze through the summer months and the shop also ran raffles, tombola’s and organised a fundraising day at Mount Charles Social Club which also helped to raise funds and awareness.
Amanda Masters, Community Fundraiser at Little Harbour said “On behalf of all of the children, families and staff at Little Harbour I would like to thank Bim and her team for taking on such a big challenge and raising this incredible amount of money for the hospice. For all eight of them to complete the skydive is a fantastic achievement which they should all be extremely proud of and we are incredibly grateful to them all.”
Those who completed the skydive along with Bim Beard were: Kelly Green, Ryan Linsley, Tony Luke, Sharon Kendall, Emma Kendall, Charlie Wright, Jasmin Green.
If you have been inspired to take on a sponsored skydive for CHSW in 2019 then click here to find out more information about skydive days happening across the south west throughout 2019.