Staff at Cash Converters have raised £3,500 for children’s charity Dreams Come True, by skydiving from 15,000 feet.
The team of eight, who are based across Cash Converters head offices in Runcorn and its offices in Ware, completed the skydive in support of the charity, which helps fulfil the dreams of terminally and seriously ill children.
Rachael Franklin, head of HR at Cash Converters and who took part in the skydive, said: “The whole experience was daunting but one that I will never forget. The feeling after completing the jump was exhilarating and all the while raising money for a fantastic cause. The entire Cash Converters HR and training team are now set for our next mission of taking part in the 10k Santa run in December for Dreams Come True.”
Cash Converters, a retail franchise that provides pre-owned goods and financial services, has already raised more than a quarter of a million pounds for the charity, which has helped realise the dreams of over 100 children.
David Patrick, Chief Executive at Cash Converters, added: “It must have taken a lot of courage to be able to complete the skydive but it was great to see so many of the team get involved in aid of Dreams Come True.”
Peter Newman, Chief Executive of Dreams Come True, said: “This is another great example of how Cash Converters really gets behind raising money for our charity. A skydive is no mean feat and the fundraising amount will really help us change people’s lives.”
Published: 3 October 2012
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