Six members of staff from Bartle Hall Country Hotel near Preston took part in a sky-dive to raise money for an international charity.
The hotel’s owner Andrew Haworth was joined by five colleagues to make the jump at Cark Airfield near Flookburgh. The raised more than £2,500 in sponsorship for the International Aid Trust which helps communities in crisis around the world.
Andrew and his wife Nicola became involved with the Trust when they were renovating rooms at the hotel and installing new furniture. They learned that the Trust recycles furniture, either for sale or for re-use. “It seemed such a good idea,” said Andrew. “The furniture we were moving out during our redesign was very good quality and still functional. We were really pleased that it could be put to good use.”
The Trust has a number of charity shops and furniture stores in the Preston area. The founder, the Rev Bernard Cocker, said: “We at International Aid Trust are so very grateful to the staff at Bartle Hall for their support with our sponsored sky dive. And of course to all those who took part. Valuable funds have been raised and at the same time it helps us to inform people about the ongoing wonderful work we are doing for the poor and needy in many of the world’s trouble spots.”
Taking part with Andrew were Lisa Horsley, Richard Mitchell, Martin Wilson, Amy Regan and Alice Wright.
Pictured: Richard, Lisa and Martin, and Andrew coming down to earth