Eleven of our dedicated employees took to the skies, and jumped 10,000ft from a plane in aid of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) last weekend. Our TIS team undertook a tandem skydive at Langar Airfield in Nottinghamshire on Saturday 25 March, and together they raised a phenomenal £6,173.23 for the BHF’s life saving research.
Earlier this year we announced the BHF as our Charity of the Year for 2017, with all money raised going towards the fight against heart and circulatory disease. To date, we have raised over £7,000 by skydiving, holding dress down days and raffles, and taking part in a Swimathon. We have many other events and challenges planned for the rest of the year, and are aiming to smash our recently increased £12,000 target very soon.
The BHF is leading the fight against heart and circulatory disease in the UK, which is responsible for nearly 160,000 UK deaths each year – around one every three minutes. Thanks to fundraisers like this the BHF will fund half a billion pounds of new research over the next five years which will be central to discovering vital treatments for people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
James Twigg, Managing Director of TIS, said: “I am so proud of everyone who jumped, many of whom hate heights or flying! They raised an impressive amount towards our £12,000 goal for the BHF, so huge thanks to all who skydived for their absolute dedication to generating sponsorship.”
Sophie Parkins, Area Fundraising Manager in the East Midlands at the BHF, added: “This was such a great effort by staff at TIS. Everyone is completely committed to fundraising for us and the skydive was no exception.
“Our corporate partners play a crucial role in our fight for every heartbeat, helping to raise the funds we so urgently need to continue our life saving research. Without incredible fundraising events like these, we wouldn’t be able to continue supporting the millions of people fighting a daily battle with heart disease, so thank you.”
For more information on how the BHF works with corporate partners, as well as how your business can get involved, visit www.bhf.org.uk