Five employees at Diss-based auction rooms TW Gaze are building up the courage to plummet 13,000 feet from a plane this month, inspired by a two-year-old girl’s plight.
Rob Kinsella, Daniel Woods, Lisa West, Louis Smith and Scott Parke will challenge themselves to a parachute jump at Ellough Airfield near Beccles on Sunday, July 10, to raise money and awareness for the Allergy UK charity.
The idea was born out of support for Mr Kinsella’s daughter Evie, who suffered her first anaphylactic reaction when she was only six months old and has since been diagnosed with allergies to milk, eggs, wheat, nuts and dogs.
Mr Woods, who works as Administrative Support at TW Gaze, told the Diss Express: “She has suffered quite a lot in her short life so far. We are trying to raise as much money as possible. It’s about making people aware there are people out there who can help them.”
He explained he was the only one to have completed a sky dive before, and stated he was “really excited”, while the others were “all nervous”, with only a couple of weeks to go.
So far, they have received around £725, towards their ultimate goal of bringing in at least £1,500 in total.
To donate, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/twgazeparachutejump
For more on the charity, visit www.allergyuk.org