Swanswell team members set to complete 13,000ft fundraising challenge

24 June 2014

Five daring team members from Leicestershire, Coventry and Warwickshire are set to take part in a 13,000ft fundraising challenge for Swanswell this summer.

The team – who work for the national recovery charity, which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use – have chosen to raise money by jumping out of a plane above Brackley, as part of a tandem sky dive at Hinton Skydiving Centre.

Head office-based Ritchie Bosworth (Finance Manager), Stuart Goodwin (PR and Public Policy Manager), Josh Meahan (Finance Administrator), and Mike Smith (Information Analyst) will be completing the challenge on Friday 08 August 2014.

Leicestershire and Rutland-based Stuart Haste (Operations Manager) will be jumping in September.

It’ll involve an 8,000ft freefall at speeds of around 120mph before the parachutes open at around 5,000ft above the ground.

The team are aiming to raise at least £2,000 for the charity to help more people affected by problem alcohol and drug use.

Stuart Goodwin, PR and Public Policy Manager for Swanswell, said: ‘We’re all really looking forward to the opportunity of raising money for Swanswell at an eye-watering 13,000ft.

Although a couple of the team have been skydiving in the past, it’s the first time the majority have done anything like this, and I think the nervous excitement is already beginning to show.

It’ll be challenging from a personal point of view but if we can raise awareness of problem alcohol and drug use, and raise money to help even more people who need it, it’ll be worth it.’

If you’d like to support the team, visit the Just Giving page. 

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