Courageous Holiday Extras skydivers raise funds for Butterfly Appeal
A team of charitable thrill seekers from Holiday Extras are still on a high after jumping out of a plane at 12,000ft to collect cash for the Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre on Saturday.
The charity is raising money to build a new home to replace its dilapidated Canterbury pre-fab. The appeal began in February 2012, and the £4,000 collected at the weekend will go towards its £1.3 million target.
The Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre is a charity close to the heart of Holiday Extras’ group chief financial officer Cathy Beare, who became involved with the MSTC when two friends used the centre as patients.
“I was absolutely bowled over by the bravery and enthusiasm of people, and it’s really heart warming to see Holiday Extras’ people among the generous folk behind the appeal.
“The new building is essential to the charity, which helps improve the quality of life of hundreds of MS sufferers in Kent every year.”
Ten people from the local travel company took the plunge at the Headcorn Aerodrome, including copywriter Kate Jarvis, pictured.
Notes to editors
The Kent MS Therapy Centre, founded in 1984, supports people with MS and their families in a positive, caring environment.
Anouk Agussol, Cathy Beare, Christian Warrell, Emma Finch, Jess Clayton, Julie Sarjeant, Kate Jarvis, Liz Hollamby, Sarah Loat and Verity Pochin are the Holiday Extras employees who took part in the skydive.