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Society's 'chuting stars back on 'terra firma'...

28th May 2019

THREE brave Leek United colleagues have their feet planted firmly back on the ground after helping to take the Society’s charity fundraising sky-high…

Abi Bowden, Tim Toft and Laura Whitworth had their heads in the clouds when they became ‘chuting stars’ for the day in aid of The Donna Louise Hospice for Children & Young People*.

The trio leapt 10,000 feet from a plane – each harnessed to a qualified instructor – above Tilstock Airfield in Whitchurch, Shropshire, as part of the Stoke-on-Trent-based charity’s annual Skydive Challenge.

And between them, their efforts have raised more than £1,880 to support children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families, across South Cheshire and Staffordshire – with money still coming in!

Abi, a Customer Assistant at Leek United’s Ashbourne Branch, said: “We’ve all been overwhelmed by people’s generosity, and we can’t thank them enough. The jump only lasted around five minutes, but I was smiling the whole time!”

Tim, a Senior Customer Assistant at Cheadle Branch, is already looking forward to repeating the stunt: “I loved every moment, and I’d do it again in a flash,” he said.

And Laura, a Senior Customer Assistant at Uttoxeter Branch, added: “The team were so good at keeping us all relaxed. I wasn’t nervous at all – and I’m ready to do it all again, too.”

Zoe Gregory, Events Manager at The Donna Louise, said: “We’re delighted that the team from Leek United bravely took on this challenge to support the children and young people of The Donna Louise! The money that they have raised will make such a difference in ensuring we can continue to support the families who rely on our services."

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