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Apperley Bridge JCT600 staff beat £10k charity target
9:20am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in Local news
A fearless 21-strong team from Yorkshire family motor business JCT600 has completed a 10,000 ft skydive to raise funds for the company’s chosen charity of 2013, the British Heart Foundation.
The team, comprising staff from the Apperley Bridge head office of JCT600 group and from JCT600 Contracts as well as two family members, took to the skies at Grindale airfield near Bridlington with the aim of raising £10,000 for the charity, but surpassed its target raising £14,000.
John Tordoff, chief executive of JCT600, said: “I was really impressed that so many of our head office team were willing to overcome their fears to support our chosen charity.
“While each sky diver was attached to an experienced tandem parachute instructor, it was still pretty terrifying to leap from a plane at 10,000 ft, before freefalling at around 120mph to 5,000 ft when the canopy opened. I loved it!
“Thanks not only to all of those who took part, but also to our colleagues, suppliers and customers who sponsored the team and enabled us to raise such a fantastic amount for the British Heart Foundation.”
To sponsor the JCT600 team, visit justgiving.com/JCT600heartflyers or text JCTH60 plus your sponsorship amount to 70070.