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Newbury Building Society staff in charity skydive

Team raises more than £2,500 for cancer charity

Newbury Building Society staff in charity skydive

A GROUP of fearless Newbury Building Society employees have thrown themselves out of a plane to raise money for the company’s charity of the year.

Louise McCormack, who is based at the Newbury head office, was joined by colleagues Nicola Pope, Ellen Harmon, Aishling Breakspear, Laura Whale, Gemma Adolph and Pippa Bracey for the tandem skydive over Swindon earlier this month.

The group braved the elements in aid of the Pink Ribbon Foundation, which is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year.

After the skydive, Laura Whale, said: “It was incredible. The jump was a fantastic experience, especially being in the clouds, and we got to do it all for a wonderful cause – I would definitely do it again.”

The foundation funds projects and provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of breast cancer sufferers.

The team has raised £2,570.99 so far, having also held a number of cake sales and competitions.

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