Honiton business owners take the plunge for charity

PUBLISHED: 13:11 01 September 2016 | UPDATED: 08:59 14 September 2016

Shelley Roe-Lavery and Karen Bralsford of A1 Design and Stitch prepare for their fundraising sky dive. Ref mhh 32-16AW 3705. Picture: Alex Walton.

Shelley Roe-Lavery and Karen Bralsford of A1 Design and Stitch prepare for their fundraising sky dive. Ref mhh 32-16AW 3705. Picture: Alex Walton.

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Karen Bralsford and Shelley Roe-Lavery, who run A1 Print and Stitch in Heathpark Industrial Estate, did a skydive to raise money for the Devon Freewheelers.

Two Honiton business owners conquered their fears and threw themselves out of a plane for charity.

Karen Bralsford and Shelley Roe-Lavery, who run A1 Print and Stitch in Heathpark Industrial Estate, travelled to Dunkeswell Airfield on Monday, August 22, to complete the skydive.

The duo initially wanted to raise £1,000 for the Devon Freewheelers, a Honiton-based bloodbikes charity, but ended exceeding their goal, collecting £1,300 in donations.

Karen said: “A huge thank-you goes to all our lovely family, friends and customers who supported us with sponsorship and words of encouragement to achieve something we never thought we could do. Also, a massive thank-you to Caroline Retter at Devon Freewheelers and the Skydive Buzz Centre for making it happen - and yes, we would both do it again!”

The Devon Freewheelers is a free out-of-hour’s courier service to the NHS in and around Devon.

The charity was founded by Shelley’s husband, Dan.

Visit www.bloodbikesdevon.org.uk for more information.

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