A team of seven employees from across our Bradford and Halifax bases have set their sights on completing a skydive to raise funds for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
The group, named Team Apple Pip in memory of their colleague’s daughter who spent time at the hospice, comprises of Gary Howell, Sharon Scott, Gavin Horsfall, Claire Hanson, Sam Walsh, Adam Gray and Katie Bottomley. The team has successfully hit their fundraising target of £2,500 before the end of March which was achieved through a number of initiatives including a bake sale, an Asian food sale and a charity auction since February. The group will now head to Hibaldstow, North Lincolnshire, in April to complete the daredevil challenge.
The business has close ties with Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, having raised more than £5,000 for the charity in 2018. This total is sufficient to fund all medicines for Russell House (the residential hospice) for a 12-month period.
Katie Bottomley explains: “We were thrilled with what we’ve achieved last year, so it’s spurred us on to continue fundraising throughout 2019. Our pipeline of activity is already looking full and I think it’s fair to say our ambitions have climbed – 15,000feet to be exact! We’ve really upped the ante this year – there are certainly tamer challenges we could have taken on – but I think this one really captures the spirit of Team Apple Pip.”
Sharon Scott added: “We just hope to raise as much money for the Hospice as possible. I’ve had the privilege of seeing first-hand the amazing work they do and the impact it has on the children and families they care for, so it’s a real privilege to be able to support them.”
The team will also be completing a colour run and the three peaks challenge among other activities as part of 2019’s fundraising efforts.
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