A FOUR-STRONG team from Motorpoint Burnley overcame their fear of heights to take part in tandem skydives over Lancashire.
Intrepid sales executives Dean Bluer, Craig Taylor and Lewis Vickers plus business support manager Amanda Scott travelled to the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Lancaster to throw themselves out of a plane at 15,000 feet to raise money for Lancashire Mind – reaching speeds of around 120mph during their 10,000ft freefall. Their heroics raised £2,042 for the charity.
Motorpoint, which has been based in Rosegrove Lane for almost 20 years, adopted Lancashire Mind as its charitable partner last year. Since then, it has undertaken a variety of fundraising activities, including the annual Mental Elf Run in December and the Burnley 10K.
Cliff Graham, general manager of Motorpoint Burnley, said: ‘We can’t thank people enough for helping us raise so much money for Lancashire Mind.
‘It does a wonderful job promoting mental well-being, and it’s fantastic to see the team at Motorpoint do something so amazing like a skydive in support of it.’
Fabienne Clough, fundraising co-ordinator at Lancashire Mind, added: ‘We are extremely grateful to the fearless foursome for their efforts. Their support, and the support of Motorpoint Burnley as a whole, will go a long way towards helping us create a happier Lancashire for everyone living and working here.’
Pictured at top: Lewis Vickers gives the thumb-up during his charity skydive