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Cumbria and Lancashire colleagues to jump out of plane for charity

Travis Perkins’ Regional Operations Manager and Mental Health First Aider, Jane Downey and nine of her colleagues from the Travis Perkins & Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery teams at Cumbria and Lancashire branches took part in a 30-mile walk over the weekend to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

On Friday 30th September, Jane and her colleagues started the 30-mile hike at sunrise from Lancaster Castle, battling the torrential storm and finishing at Blackpool Tower that night, hoping to raise £10,000 for the Builders’ Merchant’s charity partner Macmillan. The charity provides practical, financial, and emotional support to those living with cancer in the UK, a topic close to Jane and her colleagues.

The team has already smashed their target of £10,000 and hopes to carry on as they head into their next challenge where 25 Travis Perkins colleagues, along with Sharon Cottam, Corporate Account Manager at Macmillan will each take to the skies of Lancashire and jump 15,000 feet in a 120mph tandem skydive to further show their support.

Jane Downey spoke about the charity walk and skydive, “I’m so proud to be working with a team of people that are willing to selflessly put aside their fears and take part in our charity fundraising challenges. Every single penny raised will be going to Macmillan and we are lucky to have other fundraising events including a 72-hole golf day & sit up challenge along with bake sales, colleagues ‘braving the shave’, prize raffles & various fun activities in local branches to help us raise as much as we can for Macmillan. Cancer is a cause close to many of our hearts and although the majority of us were terrified at the thought of covering that distance and taking that initial step off the side, the fear doesn’t come anywhere close to what far too many of us and our loved ones face when affected by cancer.”

She continues, “All donations no matter the size, foot rubs and words of encouragement will be massively appreciated by us all and Macmillan Cancer Support. The money raised will help Macmillan continue to do whatever it takes to provide vital support to those who need it.”

Supporters are welcome to come along & cheer on our skydive & there will be a range of hot and cold food and drinks available to purchase at the Black Knights Parachute Club in Cockerham from 10am – 3pm.

If you wish to support Jane and her colleagues with a donation, please visit their Crowdfund page here, https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tpcumbialancsblueskyhighflyers?utm_term=eR7272Xgm.

Travis Perkins is part of Travis Perkins plc and the UK’s largest supplier of building materials to the building and construction industry.

Sam Allcock
Sam Allcockhttps://businesslancashire.co.uk/
Sam Allcock is a highly regarded digital entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in online marketing for some of the World’s biggest brands. He has extensive knowledge and experience in SEO and digital marketing. He is based in Cheshire but has an interest in all things going on in the North West and enjoys contributing local news to the site.


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