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.