Honiton business owners take the plunge for charity
PUBLISHED: 13:11 01 September 2016 | UPDATED: 08:59 14 September 2016
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.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.