5,200 Feet Up and 13,000 Feet Down For Cancer Charity

Submitted by Amelia O'Hanlon | 23/07/2018

A trio of Vertas directors’ fundraising events has concluded with teams taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge during the heatwave, and an exhilarating skydive at Beccles airfield.

In April, chief executive officer Ian Surtees and his team of ‘Vertas Coasters’ completed a three-day coast to coast cycle ride, raising £2,200.

As the mercury hit 26 degrees in June group operations director Keith Buet, group executive PA Louise Enoch and communications and public relations manager Wendy Quantrill took on the challenge of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. The elusive 12-hour finish time was narrowly missed due to the blistering heat as the three peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough were tackled, however the team was delighted to have arrived back to base safe and sound. Supporters of the three walkers backed them to the tune of £2,000.

On 19 July group finance director Marcus Yarham and group commercial director Jo Lardent were joined by property health and safety manager Kelly Fellowes, office manager Bridget Gibson and Paul Stacey from supplier DCS at Beccles airfield. After a safety briefing and kitting up they were taken 13,000 feet into the air before tandem skydiving back down to earth. All enjoyed the experience enormously with all five vowing to do it again! The jump has raised an enormous £5,200 to date.

Nichola Whymark, Local Fundraising Manager – Norfolk and Suffolk, Cancer Research UK, said:

The team at Vertas has made an incredible start to the company’s second year of supporting us. We’re delighted with the support they’re giving Cancer Research UK to help beat cancer sooner.”

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