Accountancy Team’s Charity Free-fall!
Published on 5 June 2018
A quartet of high-flying accountancy staff are preparing to face their fears by jumping out of a plane for charity.
The thrill-seeking team from EQ Chartered Accountants are tentatively counting down to their sponsored sky dive at Fife Airport in Glenrothes, which will see them exiting the aircraft from around 10,000 feet above the ground.
Raising funds for Maggie’s Centres, the jump is just one of a year-long programme of fundraising activities and initiatives well underway across their offices in Dundee, Glenrothes, Forfar and Cupar. With the exception of sky dive donations, the firm has already raised over £3,500 through a host of endeavours including bake sales, a curry night and pub quiz.
The sky dive fundraiser will see the quartet descend by parachute in tandem jumps with professional sky divers on Sunday 10 June 2018, with Rachel Bell (Senior Manager), Katie Edward (HR Assistant), Hannah Grubb (Trainee Accounts Assistant) and Laura Hutt (Marketing Co-ordinator) braving around 30 seconds of free-fall. They will dive through the air at up to 120 miles per hour before the instructor deploys the parachute at around 5,000ft.
Rachel Bell, Senior Manager said, “A great number of us have been affected by the impact of cancer on relatives, friends and colleagues. We are therefore incredibly passionate about supporting and raising money for Maggie’s – a charity which offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. There’s no doubt that we’re all a little apprehensive about the jump, but it’s a fantastic way to boost the charity’s funds!”
EQ is also sponsoring a penguin as part of this Summer’s Maggie’s Penguin Parade. For three months during the Summer, starting on Friday 29 June 2018, the streets of Dundee and the surrounding region will be home to a trail of individually designed and beautifully decorated giant penguin sculptures showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in the area, creating economic and cultural benefits for Dundee.
The project is led by Maggie’s Centre Dundee, in partnership with Wild in Art, and will raise significant funds to support Maggie’s vital work caring for local people affected by cancer. The EQ penguin will be designed by Ulrika Kjeldsen.
To donate to the team’s sky dive endeavour, visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/EQToInfinityAndBeyond
For more information, visit https://maggiespenguinparade.com/