Orega Team Complete Charity Skydive for CHASE Hospice Care
Eleven employees from serviced office provider Orega took to the skies over the weekend to jump 12,000 feet in aid of CHASE Hospice Care for Children.
Leading the way were joint directors of Orega Paul Finch and Zach Douglas, who were joined by nine other employees from Orega centres throughout the UK.
Collectively amounting to a dizzy 132,000 feet, the skydive was the team’s fourth attempt – the other three attempts throughout the year having been thwarted due to bad weather. But despite the delays, it was definitely worth the wait, as the jump raised over ┬ú6,000 for CHASE Hospice Care for Children, a charity that supports the families of children who are not expected to reach their 19th birthday, across South West London, Surrey and Sussex.
According to Sarah Dodd, who helped co-ordinate the event, the team all embarked on a strict fitness regime before the event.
“This consisted of pacing the floor, a lot of nail biting and the occasional tiny star jump. Our inability to hold any food down also helped us to slim to the aerodynamic projectiles you can see in the photos.”
Joint director Zach Douglas added that all the Orega participants should give themselves a much-deserved pat on the back for a magnificent effort.
The skydive took place at Hinton Airfield, near Banbury in Oxfordshire.
Photo – back row: Emma Beminster, Jessica Parsons, Barbara Wiercioch, Paul Finch, Sarah Dodd, Suzanna Williams, Zach Douglas, Helen Davies.
Front row: Gemma Walker, Zoe Cruikshanks, Michelle Boxell, Jessica Cox.