Weeks to go before Swanswell team completes 13,000ft fundraising challenge
21 July 2014
There’s only a couple of weeks to go before a group of daring Swanswell team members take part in a 13,000ft fundraising challenge to raise money for the national recovery charity.
The team, who are from Leicestershire, Coventry and Warwickshire, are set to jump out of a plane 2.5 miles above Brackley after choosing to complete a sponsored 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 on Friday 05 September 2014, again over Brackley.
After free-falling for 8,000ft at speeds of around 120mph, the parachutes will open at 5,000ft, when team members will float above the Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire countryside for around five minutes before landing.
The team are on course to raise around £2,000 for Swanswell to help more people affected by problem alcohol and drug use.
Stuart Goodwin, PR and Public Policy Manager for Swanswell, said: ‘It’s getting close now and the nerves are setting in, but we’re all focused on achieving our fundraising target to help even more people overcome problem alcohol and drug use.
‘We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be continuing to raise as much money as we can, so we can help make a big difference to as many lives as we can.’
If you’d like to support the team, visit the Just Giving page.