Skyfalling for children
Wellingborough store team raises £3,500
THREE Wellingborough-based colleagues at rent-to-own retailer BrightHouse, have raised just over £3,500 for the NSPCC through a skydive from 15,000 feet.
The three colleagues, John Taylor and Abigail Ross from Wellingborough and Lee Steele from Northampton, were also joined by Lee’s sister Laura from Manchester.
The skydive over Langar Airfield in Nottingham, part of the NSPCC’s national Big Skydive, was the culmination of three months of fundraising efforts, including competitions, sponsorship from friends and family and support from the BrightHouse stores in Wellingborough, Bletchley and Northampton.
Wellingborough store manager John Taylor said: “We’d always wanted to do a skydive and, at our annual conference this year, BrightHouse encouraged us to get involved in exciting fundraising initiatives to raise money for the NSPCC, our charity partner. We’re really grateful to everyone who donated money to support the NSPCC’s important work and for this opportunity to do something we’d always wanted to do.”
Since starting its partnership with the NSPCC in 2010, BrightHouse has raised more than £456,000 for the charity, with the retailer matching money raised by colleagues.
Pictured above – THUMBS UP! Wellingborough store manager John Taylor is pictured with his skydiving instructor (top).