Bedford estate agents raise £1,500 for local children’s hospice in charity skydive

Thu 31 Aug 2017

Two estate agents from Bedford have raised almost £1,500 for Keech Children’s Hospice after taking part in a charity skydive.

Laura Burman and Stacy Tomlin from Leaders in Goldington Road completed the stunt in support of the children’s hospice, which is one of 54 children’s hospices in the UK supported by the company’s charity partner Together for Short Lives.

They jumped from a plane at 13,000ft on Wednesday 23rd August at Hinton Sky Dive Centre, Brackley and were supported by the rest of the local Leaders team.

Shaun Barnett, branch manager at Leaders in Bedford, says: “I would like to congratulate Laura and Stacy on their extremely daring fundraising activity. Prior to this, Laura had never even been in a plane, so to end her first flight by jumping out from 13,000ft showed exceptional bravery!

“It is fantastic to be able to support Keech with almost £1,500 as a result of their efforts. A very special thank you also goes to all our customers, colleagues and local contractors who helped Laura and Stacy raise such a total with their extremely generous support.

“Having worked with the children’s hospice since 2015, we know exactly how important its work is and how our donation will be used to help children and young people living with the most difficult conditions.”

Leaders named Together for Short Lives as its charity partner in 2015 and raised more than £95,000 for the good cause in the first two years of its partnership. It is aiming to once again raise at least £50,000 in 2017.