On Sunday 4th June, three members of the Eldon team will be completing the highest skydive in the UK. On Monday 5th June, hopefully all three will be returning to work!
From 15,000 feet, Gemma, Donna and James will each tip out of a small plane and hurtle towards the earth for 60 seconds at 120 mph, before their instructor deploys a parachute. Any higher, and oxygen masks would be needed.
Donations that the team receive will be directed towards the County Durham Poverty Hurts Appeal. We know that with soaring food prices, energy bills, and other essentials, poverty is painful, and it can affect so many people in our area. We want to make a difference and have discovered the County Durham Community Foundation’s (CDCF) Poverty Hurts Appeal, which will provide funding to groups working with those most affected by poverty in the local area.
Eldon will be matching funding up to £5,000, and the CDCF will also match contributions. This means that for every £1 given, £3 will arrive with the Poverty Hurts Appeal.
If you would like any further information on the challenge, and how you can offer support, please consider donating at https://cdcf.enthuse.com/pf/skydive. Donations can also be made via cheque.
Good luck Gemma, Donna & James!